A COUPLE marched their daughter to a doctor’s surgery to demand a ‘virginity check’ after finding out she had a secret boyfriend, a court was told.
Mitra Eidiani and Ali Safaraei also threatened to send Sophia, 18, ‘back to Iran to marry a cousin’, the jury heard.
Eidiani bit her daughter and Safaraei threatened her with a kitchen knife, it was claimed at Kingston crown court.
The couple also allegedly visited the boyfriend Bailey Marshall-Telfer at work to tell him they were ‘dangerous’ because they were Muslim.
Prosecutor David Povall said: ‘Sophia was called a prostitute, her father threatened to kill both her and Bailey.’
College student Sophia’s parents found out about her relationship after Bailey, also 18, visited her at the family home in Clapham, south London, last May, the court heard.
Eidiani, 42, came back unexpectedly and he climbed out of the bathroom window to hide.
He was caught out when the mother saw his belongings, and she made him leave after breaking his headphones.
When Safaraei, 56, got home they took Sophia to the surgery but the doctor refused to examine her, the court heard. The teenager said her mother bit her when they got home, adding: ‘My father came into my room armed with a big kitchen knife and said you have to get checked.’
Safaraei and Eidiani deny two counts of controlling or coercive behaviour and one of making a threat to kill.
Eidiani also denies causing actual bodily harm but has admitted causing criminal damage by breaking Bailey’s headphones. The trial continues.