An Indian Muslim make up artist was murdered in an alleged honour killing because she fell in love with an Arab Muslim. A court heard that her family members did not approve of the relationship because they are Indian Muslims.
Celine Dookhran, 19, was found dead inside a £1.5million South London house. It was discovered that she was dragged from the shower, tasered, raped and her throat was slit. A friend of hers, who is in her twenties, also had her throat slit in the same attack but she managed to escape. She claims she heard her friend scream as she was dragged from the shower and soon after, she was also taken from her bed.
Both women were in the house near Wimbledon on July 19 when two men wearing masks stormed the house, dragged Celine from the shower and her friend from the bed, tasered them, bound them with duct tape and rope and gagged them with socks in their mouths. They were then rolled up into dust sheets and thrown into a vehicle by the men. They were driven to a house under renovation before Celine was raped and murdered. Her body was found inside the South West London home last week after her wounded friend alerted police from the hospital. A post mortem gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.
Mujahid Arshid, 33, appeared before magistrates in Wimbledon yesterday charged with the murder, rape, and kidnap of Celine and the attempted murder, rape and kidnap of her friend. Vincent Tappu, 28, was charged with the kidnap of both.
District Judge James Henderson remanded Tappu and Arshid in custody. Arshid will appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday 26 July. Both men are due to appear at the same court on August 21.
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