New Delhi: Iran’s 19-year-old movie star chef Mehrshad Shahidi was reportedly crushed to demise amid the continued anti-hijab protests within the nation.
The latter was allegedly crushed with batons by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces in Arak metropolis and was killed by ruthless blows to his cranium. Shahidi, also referred to as Iran’s Jamie Oliver, was taken into custody by the Revolutionary Guard on eve of his twentieth birthday, hours after he was discovered useless. If stories are to be believed, Quite a few residents took to the streets as they attended the funeral held for Shahidi on Saturday.
The household of the deceased has claimed that they had been being pressurised by the authorities to say that Shahidi died of a cardiac arrest, reported The Telegraph.
In the meantime, the Iranian authorities have denied their function in his demise, whereas as per the nation’s Chief Justice Abdolmehdi Mousavi, no indicators of fractures or injury have been discovered on Shahidi’s physique.
Nonetheless, Iran nationals and others are blaming Shahidi’s demise on Iranian authorities, expressing solidarity in direction of his household and anger in opposition to the ruling authorities of the Islamic Republic.
Iranian American writer Dr Nina Ansary wrote on social media that Shahidi was a gifted and versatile chef, and was mercilessly killed by the Iran safety forces only a day earlier than his twentieth birthday.
One other person, who claimed to be Shahidi’s cousin claimed that the latter was attacked whereas he was on his means again residence from his office Boote Restaurant, after which he fell from his bike, was kidnapped, and few hours later ‘they’ referred to as his household to gather his physique.