A 17-year-old girl was stabbed to death by her lover for outing their relationship.
According to reports, the British girl’s death was death was premeditated murder, plotted and committed by the boyfriend she was madly in love with.
Laura Wilson became a murder victim after the family of her boyfriend 21-year-old Ashtiaq Ashgar learned that he was dating a white girl. Ashtiaq came from a traditional Muslim family who were planning an arranged marriage for their son with a girl from Pakistan.
Unknown to his family, he lived a double life where he drank, smoked cannabis, carried weapons and had numerous relationship with women, including Laura.
When Laura found out that he has been seeing other girls, they broke up and she slept with this married friend, 22-year-old Ishaq ‘Zac’ Hussein, to make him jealous.
Only 16, she fell pregnant as a result of the fling and had a daughter, Alicia. Zac refused to acknowledge he was the father.
After Alicia is born, Laura and Ashtiaq rekindled their relationship but he insisted it must continue to be a secret. But while Laura was very much in love, her mother, Maggie, believes Ashtiaq was just using Laura for sex and treated her badly.
Laura soon became sick of being Ashtiaq secret and on October 6, 2010, fuelled by alcohol, she and her sister made the fatal mistake of revealing all to his family.
Sarah recalls: ‘Laura told her that she wanted to marry him, but his mother got aggressive and hit her with a shoe, calling her “a dirty white b****”.’
The whole time Ashtiaq stood behind his mother ‘acting sheepish’.
Soon after this incident, he asked Laura to meet him at the canal one evening and it’s there that he murdered her.
Ashtiaq then began trying to cover his tracks by texting Laura’s friend asking if she had ‘seen’ her.
Two days later, Laura’s body was found in the canal. She had more than 40 stab wounds, most of those to the head, and some were defence wounds.
On May 2011 at Ashtiaq’s trial, the court heard how after stabbing Laura, he threw her into the canal but she kept fighting for her life. A pathologist report found that the stab wounds to the head were actually done to keep her under the water.
Ashtiaq is currently serving a life sentence and will be eligible for parole in 2029 when he’s 34-years-old.