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"Its For Your Own Good," Muslim Girl 19 Brutally Stabbed In The Neck By Her MOTHER For Staying Out To Late

Johra Kaleki
Bahar Ebrahimi

Honour crime: Johra Kaleki, left, an Afghan-born Canadian mother, confessed to stabbing her daughter Bahar Ebrahimi in the neck in 2010; they are both pictured heading to court last week

A mother in Montreal confessed to repeatedly stabbing her teenaged daughter in the head and neck and said she did not regret what she did.

Johra Kaleki, who lives in the Dorval neighbourhood of the city, told police after the alleged crime that her daughter, then 19-year-old Bahar Ebrahimi, was rebellious and had stayed out all night.

She is accused of attacking Ms Ebrahimi in their home in June 2010. Her daughter survived, but suffered serious knife cuts to her face, neck, shoulder, and arms.

Scene of the crime: Ms Ebrahimi was stabbed in the basement of their Dorval, Montreal home in June of 2010

Scene of the crime: Ms Ebrahimi was stabbed in the basement of their Dorval, Montreal home in June of 2010

The trial, which is taking place in Montreal, began earlier this week. Police officers testified that when they responded to the scene at the family’s two-story suburban home, Kaleki was screaming, ‘I want to kill her! I want to kill her!’

She added: ‘She’s my daughter, I can do whatever I want,’ police said.

According to the National Post, Ms Ebrahimi stayed out late two nights in a row against her parents’ wishes. 

Her father, Ebrahim Ebrahimi, had been downstairs in the basement, attempting to talk to her. 

Ms Keleki, 40, told the police that she then went upstairs to fetch a kitchen knife, then telling her husband that she needed time alone with Bahar and not to interrupt them.

The Post reported that Kaleki, who was born in Afghanistan, then asked her daughter to lay face-down so she could give her a back massage. When Ms Ebrahimi was lying on her stomach, her mother allegedly began stabbing her neck.

She told investigators during her confession that her eldest child pleaded with her to stop, but she said, ‘It’s for your good. Let me finish.’

Rebel without a cause: Ebrahimi, who was 19 at the time of the stabbing, had stayed out late against her parents' wishes

Rebel without a cause: Ebrahimi, who was 19 at the time of the stabbing, had stayed out late against her parents' wishes

Hearing screams from the basement, Kaleki’s husband rushed down. Ms Ebrahimi managed to run upstairs and barricade herself in a bedroom. She then called 911.

According to Gobal Montreal, Kaleki’s defence lawyer Isabel Schurman said that her client was ‘mentally distraught’ when she confessed to the crime. 

She is requesting a voir-dire so that the statements Kaleki made to police would be rendered inadmissible. 

However, those in the courtroom heard that Kaleki had indeed been informed of her Miranda rights. 

Furthermore, the blood on Kaleki’s clothing counted as evidence to her crime, according to the Monteral Gazette. Police consider the alleged attempted murder to be an ‘honour-crime.’

Devotion: Husband Ebrahim Ebrahimi walked hand-in-hand with his wife in court

Devotion: Husband Ebrahim Ebrahimi walked hand-in-hand with his wife in court

The full four-hour police interrogation video, shot hours after the alleged stabbing, was shown to the court during the trial.

Near the end of it, she can be heard saying that her daughter would live with her neck wound for the rest of her life.  She said that the experience ‘will make her strong and give her wisdom… it means she will give up her ways of living.’

Kaleki posted bail and has been granted permission to see her three other daughters, but only under supervision.

The trial will continue next Thursday. 

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Comment by queenlinda6 on October 2, 2012 at 10:14am

that is what they do in there country.I still say it is a Crazy way of living.

Comment by barbara glover on October 2, 2012 at 9:24am

come on people are so damn wicked to them children u gone kill u child for staying out late sick people sick as hell

Comment by Cee Gee on October 2, 2012 at 9:16am

I know in their culture, honor killing is okay but isn't it usually the fathers that carry those types of things out?  This is madness.....take it back to Afghanistan. 

Comment by Renee H on October 2, 2012 at 7:37am
In their country that is a way of life. I am surprise though because it is always the father that usually do the honor killing. When a child disobey especially the daughters by talking too a man outside their race or picks up a life style that is forbidden the parents normally kills the child for bringing shame on the family Sooooo she is not crazy that its how they live and the husband isn't afraid of her he just knows that that is normal. What they didn't realize is that that can't work here. You move to a different country you have to adopt to that countries rules, you can't bring your own.......... idiots
Comment by Jay Jose on October 2, 2012 at 5:51am
Preach Kevin Allen, this women did this to her daughter because she knew she no longer had control of her. Probably jealous of her daughter as well. When you have cchildren you raise them, nurture them and explain the ways of the world to them and then you let them go, they are not your personal property.
Comment by Kevin Allen on October 2, 2012 at 4:25am
From my experience with of age females in the U.S. (United Snakes), most know ain't nothin open after 12:00a.m except bars & legs. I'm not saying this woman in Montreal, Canada was right or wrong for what she did, just not a fool!! Mentioning her religion was not needed bcuz people from all religions sometime handle things in a way that's certainly not the best or in a way that even that religion would suggest. To anyone who would read this article & then say that she should go back where she came from, let me say this: she came from planet earth!! To those who would mock or trash her religion,let me remind or inform u first that not all Muslims are Arab or eastern and not all Arabs or easterners are Muslim. The west has been trying very hard to associate physical violence with one of the greatest, yet most misunderstood practices in the world-especially the west!
Comment by queenlinda6 on October 2, 2012 at 12:03am


Comment by Bombahdrop on October 1, 2012 at 11:34pm
That husband of hers is faithfully standing by her because he knows what he has coming to him if he don't stand by her psychotic behind. That dumb husband most definetly scared to death of her, especially after he seened what she's capable of with their own flesh and blood.
Comment by israel biniam on October 1, 2012 at 11:22pm


Comment by BEYGUM KHAN on October 1, 2012 at 10:18pm


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