Homeland’s first serial killer

On Wednesday, 6 July, 1934, in the early morning, Asghar was executed in Toopkhaneh in front of the country’s national justice system. At first, he appeared humorous, but when he saw the rope, he realised the inevitable and grew fearful. He said that if he was to be released, he would give the person two sheep. “I killed some tramps, I killed them because of you”, he said after protesting.In the story The Well of Babel by Reza Ghassemi, Asghar the Murderer says; “my purpose in life is to see my head over and above others. Well, now I’m dreaming of a cord climbing up.”