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Bride of death jailed for Life for husband’s murder

PUBLISHED: 18:05 23 December 2008 | UPDATED: 13:54 05 October 2010

Mohammed... murdered by his bride after 33 days

Mohammed... murdered by his bride after 33 days

A NEWLYWED bride who murdered her second husband to avoid the dishonour’ of another divorce is spending the next 17 years minimum behind bars. Mahamuda Khatun, 28, was found guilty by an Old Bailey jury today of stabbing to death her groom Mohammed Dilwer Miah just 33 days into their arranged marriage

Old Bailey: Tuesday

A NEWLYWED bride who murdered her second husband to avoid the dishonour’ of another divorce after her first marriage collapsed is spending the next 17 years minimum behind bars.

Newlywed Mahamuda Khatun, 28, was found guilty by an Old Bailey jury today (Tuesday) of stabbing to death her groom Mohammed Dilwer Miah, just 33 days into their arranged marriage.

She hid the knife inside her burka and plunged it into 28-year-old Mohammed’s chest when he opened the front door of their flat in London’s East End.

She showed no emotion when the jury today found her guilty of murder.

Judge Brian Barker jailed her for life with a minimum 17 years.

He told her: “You were responsible for his death and left him bleeding in the hallway.

“What you have done has caused untold anguish to those who knew him—it was wicked.”

Mohammed’s body was discovered at their home on Bethnal Green’s Wickford estate on August 9 last year.

Khatun told police she had been at work in Liverpool Street that evening before going out with a friend.

But her alibi was destroyed when mobile phone evidence put her in Bethnal Green at time of the murder.

Police also traced a minicab driver who took her, clad in a burka, from Liverpool Street to Bethnal Green at around 9pm, close to the time when Mohammed was slain.


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