Devout Muslim Imran Khan, 38, stabbed care worker wife to death after telling her looking after men was ‘not halal’
Khan sent spouse Nasreen, 39, a series of text message claiming she was disobeying Islam,”If you go to men’s houses and lie to me I get angry. If you play games I get angry.”
After the couple argued Khan stormed out, returning an hour later saying: ‘I have got no choice – I’m going to kill her and kill myself’, before stabbing Nasreenh eight times in the kitchen
Khan is sentenced to life for stabbing Nasreen to death ‘simply because he disapproved of her looking after men in her role as a care assistant’
Police comb the murder scene. Khan was unhappy with Nasreen’s job which invloved care giving to elderly male patients, sometimes
A Manchester man who claims he killed his wife because he is a devoted Muslim has been told by a judge he holds “medieval” attitudes towards women. 38-year-old Imran Khan murdered his wife simply because he disapproved of her looking after men in her role as a care assistant.
In the build up to the attack, Khan had warned his wife: “It’s not halal for you to work with men”. An irate Khan sent his wife Nasreen, 39, a series of text message claiming she was disobeying Islam. He told her: “If you go to men’s houses and lie to me I get angry. If you play games I get angry.”
He then stabbed her to death with a kitchen knife later that day in a frenzied attack.
The attack took place at the couple’s home in Cheadle, Greater Manchester, which they shared with their three children. according to the reports there were five childrn in the home who heard the woman screaming during the crazed attack.
He told police afterwards: “Never get an arranged marriage bro.”
Police also found a text message he sent to Nasreen from her husband which read: “I have told you 10 times there are three people whose prayers will not be accepted by Allah – a fleeing slave until he returns to his master, a woman whose husband is angry with her, until he is pleased with her, and a drunkard until he becomes conscious.
In Court Khan, admitted murder and was jailed for life with a minimum requirement he serve 20 years
“If you don’t listen to me I get angry.”
At Manchester Crown Court Khan, admitted murder and was jailed for life with a minimum requirement he serve 20 years.
Judge Patrick Field lambasted him: “Nasreen worked hard to support her family and was good at that job but by contrast you are a selfish and controlling man, did little to support your family and your wife, instead you sought to determine how she should live her life, expressing your disapproval of her choice of work.
“You did not want Nasreen to have contact with other men, even though they were her clients, and her duties involved no more than administering medication and warming their food.
“It appears your disapproval was born out of some outdated, almost medieval notion of how a wife should behave. You ordered her to stop – and she wouldn’t.
“Unless anybody should think this was some kind of cultural clash let it be said that the evidence shows that your parents and sister were entirely supportive of Nasreen’s choice.
“You nevertheless decided that no wife of yours should be caring for men.
“Behind the traditional line taken in your texts, appeared to lurk an element of jealousy of your wife’s independence of mind and a resentment of her defiance of your orders.
Imaran Kahan murdered his wife with 5 children inside ther Manchester home, at the time
“In certainly appears to me to be the case, in any event, you became incredibly angry, to the point that you determined that your solution was to kill Nasreen.”
The couple’s marriage, a stormy union, was the product of an arranged union in 1999 after Khan’s family travelled to Pakistan.
The husband apparantly spent family money on himself and claimed his wife would pretend to be asleep to avoid them getting intimate with each other.
In December 2015 Nasreen got a job with Homecare Services looking after both vulnerable men and women telling relatives she wanted to “gain experience and independence, and help support her family.”
Khan however, was unhappy with her job outside the home and the fact she had one-to-one contact with men. He embarked on a campaign of sending her vitriolic text messages suggesting “Allah would not approve.”
On the day of the murder, Nasreen had just confided in her boss her husband’s behaviour saying: “I can’t take it anymore, I don’t know what to do”. her employer offered to speak to Khan. But even as they discussed the situation, Nasreen got another text from her husband saying: “It’s not halal for you to work with men. I don’t give permission. I told you no men when you started.”
Tributes to Nasreen laid outside the crime scene
In another text, he claimed she was committing “Haram” which means ‘forbidden’ in Islam saying: “If she can’t get you a rota with no men then leave the job, I don’t give you permission for that, so listen to what I’m telling you, you are my wife, let me remind you you are married.
“If you go another man’s house again then you are doing Haram. Don’t ignore this again and again It’s Haram what you’re doing.”
That night the couple began arguing after Nasreen showed the text messages to their eldest daughter. Khan went out only to return an hour later called his dad and said ‘I have got no choice – I’m going to kill her and kill myself.’
He then stormed into the kitchen and stabbed his wife eight time before emerging with a ‘twisted and crazy” expression on his face.
He called his dad again saying, ” I’ve done it”, threw the knife away and drove off
Nasreen was given first aid at the scene but died of her injuries.
Khan fled to a friend’s house and gave himself up later and told officers: “I don’t know what I have done – it’s like a bad dream. I always loved her – I never meant to do nothing.” .
In court Khan claimed he carried out the killing at a time when he was ‘shocked and devastated’ after his wife told him ‘she never loved him and that the marriage was over.’
Senior Investigating Officer, Duncan Thorpe said “Imran Khan is a controlling individual.
“His actions on that fateful night have left his and Nasreen’s family and friends devastated.”