An Iranian couple has been arrested for drugging, murdering, and dismembering Babak Khorramdin, 47, who was their own son and also confessed to killing their daughter and son-in-law, in the same way, years earlier.
The Hamshahri newspaper reported, that the couple (Iran Khorramdin, 74, and Akbar Khorramdin, 81) had told police they had used sleeping tablets to knock their son out before suffocating and stabbing him and cutting up his body.
The country of Iran remains in a state of shock after the story has been splashed across pages of newspapers with headlines including “Society in shock” and “Occupants of terror house”.
When in custody the couple had confessed to having killed their son-in-law 10 years previously, and their daughter three years ago, in the same way.
A social media discussion of the cases questions why the couple’s disappearance had not prompted an investigation.
The parents claimed they killed the son-in-law because he was abusive, murdered their daughter because she became addicted to drugs, and targeted their son because he was single and having relationships with students, according to Hussein Rahimi, a Tehran police chief, quoted in newspapers.
During the court hearing, Akbar told Hamshahri reporters he had no regrets. “I don’t regret what I did with the cooperation of my wife. They were corrupted and I thank God.”
The father told how the mother had cooked chicken and poisoned it, but when Babak did not eat and had gone to bed, they had put it in the refrigerator where Babak had woke up the next day and eaten it.
Once Babak passed out around 5 pm, the father had tied him to a chair and put a black plastic bag on his head, and had stabbed him several times. Then they had carried the body to the bathroom and had dismembered the body and put the parts into three suitcases and had distributed it around the city.
Court officials said the parents seemed largely of sound mind but they needed to investigate further.
They are also reportedly looking into whether any other family members might be missing in suspicious circumstances.
Babak’s students paid tribute to him with one message reading: “Goodbye, the world’s kindest teacher … from cinema students.”
— غزالک (@QaZaalak) May 19, 2021