A former mayor of Tehran surrendered to the authorities on Tuesday after confessing he had killed his wife because she refused to divorce him.
Najafi, 67, told the authorities that he accidentally killed her after he surprised her in the bathroom of her home.
The former mayor's confession was broadcast live on Iranian state television. I showed her this weapon to scare her as she prepared for a bath, "Najafi told a reporter. Najafi was shown without handcuffs, and he sipped tea at the police station. "She panicked and attacked me to grab the gun, and I accidentally pulled the trigger." stay in the chamber.
"So far, [this case] is not a criminal investigation, even according to the Iranian judiciary," tweeted Tehran-based lawyer Shady Sadr.
"Testing the Murder Weapon From fingerprints to balancing the bullets with those in the victim's body, it may not be possible for them to be delivered in less than 24 hours. She added that the murder weapon should not be given to a random person with whom the camera is to be played before the victim.
The Post reported that the Iranians were confused and angry by the case, and many citizens criticized the apparent preferential treatment of government officials in legal matters.
Najafi, a reformist politician, resigned from mayor's office last year after an eight-month stay, citing poor health.