Poplar solicitor due for sentence over wife’s murder

A solicitor from Poplar, convicted of beating his wife to death, will be sentenced today.

Mohammed Habib Rahman, 32, of Cassilis Road, was found guilty yesterday of murdering his wife Jasmin Chowdry at their home in December last year.

Her relatives became concerned about her after receiving a string of messages from Rahman including one which said: “Come and take your sister’s dead body from my flat.”

Police found Ms Chowdry suffering serious head injuries, and although she was taken to The Royal London Hospital she died there three days later.

In a written statement her family said: ”We are devastated by the loss of our sister. We wanted justice for her. Jasmin was a kind, caring, thoughtful, selfless and beautiful person. We miss her dearly and love her so much.


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“Words cannot describe how traumatised we are, having had our sister taken away from us forever in such a horrific manner.”

Acting Detective Chief Inspector John Nicholson, from the Homicide and Serious Crime Command (HSCC), said: “Rahman is a violent man and it is clear his wife had suffered at his hands before.

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“During the investigation a friend of Jasmine’s told us she had seen her with previous ‘accidental’ injuries including a black eye and a broken finger, although Jasmin never contacted police.”

He added: “We would urge anyone suffering from domestic violence to get in touch with police. We take all cases extremely seriously and this tragic murder shows just what can happen if matters escalate.”

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