A Kurdish man whose daughter was shot dead at a wedding in Germany has posted a picture of her lying in a pool of blood on his Facebook page.

The father, identified as Ghazi H, is demanding justice over the murder of 21-year-old Shilan.

He claims she was murdered by relatives after rejecting an arranged marriage to her cousin.

Ghazi, 50, said his family had fled Iraq and headed to Germany when his daughter was just three years old.

She had grown up as a self-confident young woman with German citizenship, studying property management at a college in Hanover.

He wrote: “It is with the deepest sense of loss and pain that I announce the loss of my daughter.

“She died in a pool of her own blood, as a victim of a treacherous tradition.”

Germany honour killing victim Shilan Hassen

Honour killing victim Shilan

Ghazi claimed two of his brothers, NumanĀ and Hassan, had tried to arrange a forced marriage for Shilan to her cousin Sefin while he was away in Iraq.

On his return he said Shilan told him she did not love the 22-year-old and did not want to marry him.

“She begged me to do something and so I cancelled the engagement,” he said.

“[But] Numan and his son Sefin… refused to accept it. They were determined to take revenge to ensure honour was preserved.”

Shilan was shot in the head three times during a wedding ceremony in Hanover on 13 March.

The gun has been recovered and German police have reportedly issued an arrest warrant for Sefin.

“What they did was a terrible crime, against an innocent victim. They seem to forget that we are living here in Europe,” Ghazi said.