In what was later described as “extreme and ferocious violence,” British resident Tariq Khan stabbed his pregnant wife Nadia 17 times, killing her and her unborn son. He pleaded guilty to murder, child destruction, and an earlier assault on Nadia. He has been sentenced to at least 25 years in prison for the two deaths.
The couple had two born children as well as the unborn baby. Due to the ferocity of the attack, and the fact that there were five stab wounds specifically to Nadia’s abdomen which directly hit the pre-born baby, Judge Roger Thomas, who gave the verdict, believed that the baby was also a target:
In any event within a very short time of the two of you beginning your whispered conversation in the kitchen you set about Nadia and your unborn son, who she was carrying, with extreme and ferocious violence, using a kitchen knife over and over again and driving it deep into her body and also into the body of your son. The prosecution therefore suggest, rightly in my judgement, that not only were you intent on killing Nadia but seemingly you were also specifically intent on destroying her unborn son.
‘That is unhappily something that men such as you, who attack their wives, at times do. Destroying the child that she was so pleased to be carrying as some form of further punishment of her.’
Tariq Khan had a history of violence against his wife, and, in fact, there was a restraining order in place at the time of Nadia’s death. Khan originally claimed that Nadia had initiated the violence, and that it was she who first grabbed the knife. However, forensic evidence disapproved his claim.
Sadly, murder is the number one cause of death for pregnant women. Domestic violence often escalates when a woman is pregnant, particularly if the baby is unwanted by the father.
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