Parents who murdered their daughter for ‘refusing to embrace Pakistani culture’ were caught out by body language experts

A mother and father who murdered their daughter because she would not embrace their Pakistani culture and then claimed they were being racially victimised were given away by a single nod.

A body language expert has analysed footage of Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed lying to the public about 17-year-old Shafilea’s 2003 disappearance for a documentary that revisits the tragic case.

It shows footage of an interview given by the parents, during which Iftikhar is asked if he had any involvement with his daughter’s disappearance, to which he replies: ‘Never. I couldn’t even dream of it.’