A seven-year-old girl became victim of sexual violence and murder in Parsabad.
It had been reported on June 19, 2017, that Atena Aslani was missing.
Atena’s father was a street peddler who sold clothes.
On the day of the incident, Atena left her father as he was talking to a customer, and never returned.
Atena’s life-less body was found on Monday afternoon, July 10, 2017, in a parking lot inside a plastic barrel. She had been raped before being murdered.
The state media identified the suspect as Ismail, a local businessman selling paint.
The finding met with people’s outrage who took to the streets to express their abhorrence.
Atena was buried on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in the presence of the people of Parsabad.
Parsabad is a city in Ardabil Province, in northwestern Iran.