British Pakistani man rapes, kills niece; puts body in freezer

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 18, 2018, 04.27 AM (IST)

Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales heard a case of a "sexually obsessed" British Pakistani builder Mujahid Arshid on Wednesday.

The 33-year-old man is allegedly charged with kidnapping, raping and murdering his 21-year-old niece.

After killing the girl he chopped her body and stuffed it into the freezer.

Arshid kidnapped his niece, Celine Dookhran, along with another woman from a property in southwest London on July 19, 2017.

He raped both the women, however, failed to kill the other. She later alerted the police about the gruesome crime. 

The police then investigated and found the body of Celina in the freezer. The alleged culprit was also arrested in Folkestone, Kent. The police recovered the keys of the freezer from him.

He was accompanied by another man, Vincent Tappu, in the kidnapping of both the girls. 

The 21-year-old victim was born in the UK to a British Indian mother and a Caribbean father. Her mother later married a Pakistani man after separating from her father. The girl was not in good terms with her family because of the choice of her boyfriend. Her stepfather wanted her to be with a Pakistani boy. 

Arshid has denied all the charges against him.