Celine Dookhran’s body was found inside a South West London home last week
The dead victim, and a 21-year-old friend were then driven to a house under renovation, where contractor Mujahid Arshid, allegedly raped both women and fatally cut Celine’s throat in an honor killing, The Sun reported.
Dookhran’s body was found inside the South West London home last week after her friend alerted police from hospital, police said.
Autopsy reports determined the victim was killed on July 19, and the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.
The court heard family members claim they had to calm the suspect, Arshid, on a previous occasion, when he grabbed an axe and screwdriver, threatening the victim’s boyfriend.
Arshid appeared in court Wednesday, charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of the teen.
He is further charged with the rape, attempted murder and kidnap of the second woman.
A court heard the teen was kidnapped and taken to this house, raped and murdered after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim. Her Indian Muslim family disapproved of the relationship Kathryn Dookhran [right], was murdered in an ‘honor killing’ on July 19. Cops found her body in the freezer[left] in a luxury home under renovation in Kingston, London
Appearing alongside his co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, who is charged with the kidnap of both women, at the London’s Old Bailey cour, neither man entered any pleas. A trial date has been set for January 17, 2018.
Addressing the court on the case earlier this week the prosecutor, Binita Roscoe, said: “The deceased was involved in a relationship with an Arab Muslim and the family members didn’t approve of this relationship because they are Indian Muslims.”
District Judge James Henderson remanded Tappu, of Ealing, west London, and Arshid, who gave no fixed address, in custody.
Both men have a trial date of January 17, 2018 in the London court.
A third suspect in th case was released pending investigation 20 July 20. The 29-year-old woman is suspected of having assisted in the kidnap and murder.