Every third day, in our #EveryThreeDays campaign, I write about a woman killed by a man. Previously this month, I have written about Sohbia Khan, Chrissie Azzopardi, Jacqueline Barratt, Anne Dunkley, Jo Cox MP and Christine Chambers.
Today the 22nd of June, we remember Nadia Khan who was violently killed by her husband Tariq Khan, in June 2015 – six years ago. Nadia was married in Pakistan and moved to the UK for a better life. She had two children who at the time of her murder was aged three and five and initially, the marriage was very happy. Sadly the marriage started to break down and domestic abuse together with violence that often comes with it started to occur.
Then the violence exploded with an incident that lead to Nadia being stabbed to death along with the baby she was carrying. A witness reported:
They were talking nicely and I just heard a loud scream and then the door shut. I went to see what happened inside the kitchen. Nadia was laid down with a knife and blood was coming out.”
Nadia had been murdered in front of her kids in a sudden moment of madness – he was charged with her murder and was sentenced to life in prison.
Nadia’s family then released a statement which read:
“Nadia was a caring daughter and sister as well as a loving mother, and it kills us that her children will grow up without a mum and dad,” it said.
“Tariq Khan has caused us a lot of pain and we hope he stays in jail for the rest of his life, as his sentence can never be enough for what he has done.”
Det Ch Insp Mark McManus, said: “Khan was clearly a very dangerous man and the community of Manningham is a safer place with him behind bars.”