Mahsa Amini was on a visit to Tehran with her family when she was approached by the special police unit that enforces the dress codes for women.
However, the police said she had a heart attack and a brain seizure and went in a coma in the tense situation.
The incident has received angry reactions across the nation, with many blaming the police for ‘harsh’ handling of the situation, a claim denied by the police.
Jalal Rashidi Kouchi, a member of the Iranian Parliament, said on Friday, “As a representative of the people and as someone who has received votes from the people, I will certainly follow up on this issue and the previous issues within the framework of the law.”
He praised the police for releasing a report on the incident to shed light on the incident, saying ‘people’s security has to be prioritized over any guidance.’
The law mandates that women in Iran wear a hijab in public