Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Horror on the M25 after husband stabbed his ‘beautiful, ambitious’ wife to death in car being driven by his father - 31st Aug 2011

A husband stabbed his wife to death with a camping knife because he thought she had been possessed by the devil.

Kashif Baig claimed he saw beams of light coming from her eyes and thought he would die if they touched him.

The 31-year-old from Crawley, West Sussex, launched a frenzied attack on Shehlah, 27, while they were being driven along the M25 by his father.

Mumtaz Baig tried to stop his son but was threatened with the knife and told to keep driving while his daughter-in-law bled to death from a severed artery.

Baig's father managed to drive back to Crawley and raise the alarm just after 6pm on November 16 last year.

Police arrested Baig after finding Shehlah's blood-soaked body slumped in the back of his father's VW Passat.

Baig attacked the police when they went to arrest him, trying to strangle one officer and head-butting another.

He sobbed and rocked from side to side in the dock as he was detained indefinitely under the Mental Health Act at Lewes Crown Court yesterday.

The 31-year-old had admitted manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility at an earlier hearing. Read More