Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'Jealous Husband Was Freed to Kill My Lovely Sabeen'

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

'Jealous Husband Was Freed to Kill My Lovely Sabeen'

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Byline: Barney Davis

THE devastated lover of an aspiring model strangled to death by her jealous husband said today they would now be married if police had protected her.

Pregnant mother-of-three Sabeen Thandi, 37, was killed by Mohammed Badiuzzaman in July 2013 just two weeks after she reported that he had abducted, threatened and raped her.

An investigation by Newham council has uncovered a series of errors by authorities in the lead-up to her murder, and said "communication between agencies, in particular the police, may well have prevented the death".

Her long-distance lover Majid Khan, who had been seeing Mrs Thandi for two years before her death, said she called him in Pakistan hours before her murder, saying she wanted to be with him. Mr Khan told the Standard: "We were so in love... we were planning on getting married and being with each other here in Pakistan.

"We would speak every day for hours and hours. She was so loving. …

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