A Westernised Muslim woman was stabbed to death by her husband after he found out she was having an affair, a Manchester court has been told.
The Daily Mail reports that Jahangir Nazar, 35, stands accused of killing his wife in a “ferocious” attack at their home in Oldham on 19 April last year. He is alleged to have stabbed her in the neck 19 times while confronting her over an affair.
Farkhanda Younis, 30, known as ‘Jabeen’ to her friends, met another man for sex hours before her death, in order to “celebrate his birthday”, the court was told.
Nazar married Younis in an Islamic ceremony in 2012. He denies murder, but has admitted manslaughter, claiming diminished responsibility due to mental illness.
The prosecution say, however, that Mr Nazar’s behaviour after the stabbing – disposing of blood-soaked clothing, withdrawing money and filling his car – demonstrate a level of “mental agility” not consistent with his account.
Mrs Younis’ body was discovered after her six-year-old son called the emergency services when he couldn’t rouse her.
Speaking for the prosecution, John Jones QC said: “It’s clear that Jabeen and the defendant had entirely different attitudes to life – it’s clear from others who witnessed the couple that the defendant was very possessive and very controlling of Jabeen.
“She was far more Westernised, outgoing, and one has to say, promiscuous in the conduct of her life, if what other witnesses say about her is correct.
“That is not said in a critical way. Jabeen was entitled to behave in a way she chose, this is not a court of morals or a judgement on her lifestyle.
“But the fact remains that Jabeen lived in every sense an entirely Westernised lifestyle, she went to nightclubs, she had many boyfriends, she drank alcohol, and she wore Westernised designer clothing. It’s clear she was a very attractive and flirtatious woman.
“Nazar resented it and sought to control it, and on the night in question, it led to uncontrollable rage.”
The court case is ongoing.