Asadullah Khan, 51 a German based Muslim man has confessed to strangling his 19 year old daughter, Lareeb with his bare hands after discovering the teen had been caught shoplifting condoms to have sex with her forbidden boyfriend.
After strangling their daughter, the father and his wife, Shazia, 41, both originally from Pakistan dressed their dead daughter a dental technician in her clothes.
But it gets better.
Wheeling her in a wheelchair from their high rise apartment to the family car, the family according to a report via the dailymail drove to a secluded embankment in their home city of Darmstadt before tipping their daughter’s corpse down it.
Questioned, Germany’s bildmag reports the father conceded murdering his daughter because she had brought ‘dishonor’ on the family with her love for a boy he didn’t approve of. Khan and his wife had been wed in an arranged marriage and he wanted the same for her.
During court testimony, the man’s wife, Shazia, also charged with murder described how she was was a downtrodden woman, totally in the thrall of her husband, and unable to save her daughter.
The court heard how the parents sent Lareeb’s sister Nida, 14, to a relative on the evening of the murder in January this year.
Giving evidence against both her parents, the youngest daughter told that her mother was as strict as their father, often striking both her and her sister.
Nida said: ‘My Mama was not suppressed, she could do what she wanted. She used to hit me with a stick.
‘We were never allowed to talk about her boyfriend. My father used to say my sister should be forcibly married in Pakistan.’
Upon appearing at court on Friday, the girl’s mother held out her arms to her daughter with Nida refusing to acknowledge her mother.
The court heard Nida is now in therapy and has nothing more to do with her parents.
During ongoing court testimony, the mother said that on the night of the murder Lareeb had quarreled again with her father and hit him. He later crept into her room as she slept, knelt astride her and strangled her.
Read a statement as presented by Shazia’s lawyer: ‘I couldn’t stop him,’
‘I have rheumatism and didn’t have the strength to fight him off. I wanted to scream, but I couldn’t.
‘Lareeb stayed away from the home for several nights in a row and stopped wearing the headscarf. One day we received a letter from the police saying she had been caught trying to steal condoms.
‘At this point it became clear that there was sexual contact. When I showed the letter to my husband he snapped.’
The father who speaks no German told through an interpreter that he ‘loved’ his daughter.
Adding: ‘If I could do it all undone, I would do it.’
‘My wife has just obeyed me.
‘I love my wife and my daughters. ‘
The trial continues.