A man has been arraigned before the court for the brutal murder of his wife over her conversion to Christianity.
The accused identified as Amir Darbanou, and his late wife, 35-year-old Nasrin Abek, hail from Iran although they have been living in Sydney for the last four years.
According to the reports, Amir has been angry at what he perceived as religious unfaithfulness on the part of his wife who was a hairdresser.
The suspect allegedly stabbed Nasrin multiple times inside their Potts Point unit apartment in St Neot Avenue on Wednesday, September 28.
The body of the deceased was discovered on Thursday, September, 29 at about 6:20 am by the police who were alerted to the imminent danger by the Nasrin's father.
The father of the deceased revealed that he had received a disturbing phone call from his son-in-law on Wednesday, telling him his daughter was dead.
Nasrin's body was later found on Thursday with multiple stab wounds. He said he had raised concerns earlier with the police about his daughter's welfare following her conversion but had been too late to save her life.
According to the reports, there has been no previous history of any form of violence between the couple until the tragic night when some neighbours claimed to have heard scream around the time she was killed.
The suspect has been brought before the Central Local Court on Friday, September 30, on a one-count of murder.
A Kings Cross Police Superintendent, Michael Fitzgerald, has disclosed that the police has recovered the possible weapon used to kill the deceased from the dump where the garbage from the units are disposed.
Fitzgerald said, “We are not looking at any other suspects in this matter. It is alleged that the son-in-law told [the father] certain things which brought the concern from the father to speak with police today.
“There was no known history of domestic violence between the pair. Any incident of violence, let alone domestic violence, is tragic and we ask anyone if they’ve got any information about any loved one or any friend who may be involved in any domestic incident to come forward, to contact us, because we need to know,” the police Superintendent appealed.
The presiding magistrate, Les Mabbott, has adjourned the case to November 24. May the soul of the deceased rest in peace.