Day: November 4, 2019

Bangladeshi curry house chef, 46, is guilty of murdering his family

© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited The body of Juli Begum, 26, was found in a bed in a house in East Ham, East London

A curry house chef who murdered his family when his wife refused to help him renew his visa is facing life in prison.

Mohammed Abdul Shakur, 46, killed Juli Begum, 26, along with Anika, five, and Thanha, six, after arguing with his wife about his immigration status.

The Bangladeshi illegal immigrant went to her home in East Ham, East London having borrowed £100 from a colleague because Ms Begum had complained about how little money he gave her.

He then had sex with his wife one last time before he smothered her with a pillow and strangled Anika with a white sock and fractured Thanha’s skull.

Ms Begum kept 22 carat gold necklaces, earrings and bangles worth £15,000 in her bedroom, along with a gold wedding set which has never been traced.

Shakur had a history of beating his wife and in June 2001, while she was pregnant with Anika, grabbed her neck and pushed her against the wall.

© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Anika, five, and Thanha, six, were also murdered in the horrifying rampage in January 2007

After the murders in January 2007, Shakur, who worked for £130 a day as a chef at The Ancient Raj in Frimley, Surrey, told friends his father had died in Bangladesh and bought a one-way ticket costing £340 to the sub-continent, flying out on January 5.

When he bumped into Ms Begum’s sister a month later in the Sylhet district, he told her: ‘Don’t tell the police I murdered your sister. If you tell the police I will murder you and your children.’

Shakur was finally extradited back to the UK in April this year and convicted today of three murders by an Old Bailey jury.

Ms Begum’s family later said in a statement: ‘Abdul Shakur has destroyed our family. He took away a caring, loving mother and sister Juli and he has taken away the future of two young beautiful girls, Thanha and Anika.’

The Common Serjeant of London, Judge Richard Marks, QC, warned the triple killer he faced life behind bars, as he hung his head in shame.

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