BODY language experts have revealed the moment parents Iftikhar and Farzana Ahmed’s story about their daughter’s disappearance and death started to unravel in front of the world’s media.
In the latest series of Faking It: Tears of a Crime, expert Cliff Lansley discusses the tell-tale signs portrayed by Shafilea Ahmed’s parents during a recording of a documentary about the 17-year-old’s death.
Footage captures the moment Mr Ahmed is questioned whether he had any involvement with his daughter’s disappearance to which he replies: ‘Never. I couldn’t even dream of it.’
But a self-incriminating nod implied otherwise.
After suffering years of honour-based violence – including an attempted forced marriage – Shafilea’s parents suffocated her to death in front of her siblings in 2003.
After almost nine years of lies, deception and deceit the parents of Shafilea were found guilty of