A 19-year-old Indian Muslim woman was kidnapped, raped and murdered in the UK in a suspected honour killing allegedly for dating an Arab Muslim. The deceased was allegedly kidnapped with the other woman.
The body was found inside a 1.5 million pound home after the other woman in her 20s who had her throat slit alerted police from a hospital. A post mortem examination gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.
“The deceased was involved in a relationship with an Arab Muslim and the family members didn’t approve of this relationship because they are Indian Muslims,” said prosecutor Binita Roscoe.
An accused Mujahid Arshid, 33, appeared in Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of the woman. He is further charged with the rape, attempted murder and kidnap of the second woman. He appeared alongside his co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, who is charged with the kidnap of both women.