Inside the lair of ‘honour killer’ uncle Mohamed Talos Khan who murdered Somayya Begum
The bloody body of a young woman who refused a forced marriage lay curled up on a dirty rug all night in this filthy house of her twisted uncle.
Racks of tools line the walls of the cluttered and dirty lounge area of Mohammed Tarous Khan’s shipping container residence in Bradford.
His niece, Somaiya Begum, was furious when he refused her cousin’s father’s arranged marriage. Pakistan At the age of 16, he was enraged at her becoming more westernized, and four years later he brutally massacred a biomedical student.
Killer Uncle Mohammed Tarous Khan’s shipping container hideout lounge in Bradford
The 53-year-old murderer had kept the place filthy and kept his niece’s corpse there.
For her own safety, 20-year-old Somayya lived with her grandmother and another uncle, following a court-mandated forced marriage protection order.
Khan, 52, found his niece in the house where her beloved grandmother was supposedly hiding. 4-inch metal spikes stuck in her back and pierced her lungs.
After searching for the missing student for two weeks, sharp woodworking tools were found embedded in her decaying body when police finally found it in a wasteland.
Khan, who denied killing at Bradford Court Crown, was found guilty of a “traumatic” attack and was sentenced Wednesday to 25 years in prison.
Despite a lengthy prison sentence, Khan insisted that he continue to pay £240 in rent for the cramped metal box he lived in.
Obtained by MailOnline and taken with the landlord’s consent, these interior photos provide a chilling snapshot of Khan’s presence and the brief resting place of his tragic niece.
Mohamed Talos Khan convicted at Bradford Criminal Court for murdering his 20-year-old niece Somayya Begum
He rented two storage containers on an industrial estate just a mile (1 mile) from the murder scene, and rented one above it.
The single bed appears inside a “portable” office-style container about nine feet wide and thirty feet long.
The landlord, who declined to give his name, said Khan was still paying £240 a month in rent.
“I got a call from Mr. Khan in January and told him I could put someone else in, but he said no. He said he would get his lawyer to lower the rent.
“He started renting a tool storage container. One day he said he needed to rent the upper container to live.”
Innocent Somayya’s body was dumped in a landfill after 11 days in a state of decomposition
Khan insists on continuing to pay £240 a month in rent to keep the house
The upper metal box was where Khan lived and stored his tools in the structure below
Khan’s hopes of returning to one of the crime scenes are in stark contrast to his hero’s brother Dawood, who gave evidence against him in court.
Somayya left home two years ago after receiving a forced marriage protection order to live with her uncle Dawood and her grandmother.
She moved after her father tried to coerce her into marrying her cousin “through the threat of violence.”
But that safe haven was breached when Khan fatally attacked her last June 25th.
Now, neighbors at the property say the heartbroken Dawood can no longer return there.
Somaya’s grandmother now lives alone and is believed to be visited by another son from time to time.
Mahmoud Hussain, who lives a few houses down, said, “He felt responsible for Somayya. He has not returned home since the incident.
Mahmoud Hussein, 44 years old. Outside his home in Bradford. He lives on Vinny Street, a few doors down from where Somayya lived.
Somayya’s house where the hero’s uncle Dawood had to leave due to a broken heart
“He hasn’t been able to handle it since it all happened. It’s a shame because he was the nicest guy.
Hussain, 44, said he first learned of Somayya’s disappearance when Dawood frantically knocked on his door and asked him to check the CCTV footage that she had gone missing. Told.
I had no idea that my brother had sneaked in using a set of keys that he had cut while he was asleep, and implanted an 11 cm long spike into Somaya’s back from a workshop tool.
The Bradford Criminal Court has heard he probably strangled her, but is unable to establish an exact course of death due to the decay of her body, which was “discarded like garbage” on a barren land. could not
He added: “No one deserves to die like that. He deserves a life sentence.”
“It must have been because of the arranged marriage, I don’t see any other reason.
“No one deserves to die like that. He deserves a life sentence.
Although no statement on family impact on victims was read out in court, Dawood Khan said in his evidence: she was the light of my life.
Another neighbor, who requested anonymity, said she felt he was a “honest and nice guy.”
She said: ‘My uncle has just left home, but his mother is still there.
“I heard he’s going through a nervous breakdown, and he’s working really hard on it.
“He was really real. He was really nice and thought of her a lot. I think he thought she was his responsibility.”
“The family was very quiet and didn’t talk much, but he was always nice.
“It’s devastating to find out what happened to her. You never saw her outside.
“She had her freedom, but she went to college and worked. She was very focused on her studies. It’s a shame.
A third neighbor, who only named Abdul, said he had known Khan since he was young, but that Khan “suddenly changed” about 25 years ago.
He said: “He was fine when he was younger. We never had a problem. But suddenly he changed.”
“I don’t know what was wrong with him, but he wasn’t the same.
“He was very quiet, but I didn’t expect him to do that.
“Since the murder, my grandmother doesn’t come out the door anymore. Some relatives come to see her and take her shopping from time to time, but when they arrive and she opens the door, she calls. is applied.
“I haven’t seen Dawood since. He just left home and hasn’t returned yet.
Mohammad Taroos Khan, who lived in a house on Binnie Street in Bradford, was served a restraining order after being found guilty of assaulting his daughter.
He put a knife to her throat and threatened to “cut her up,” his murder trial heard.