Sunday, February 26, 2012

Mohammed Tariq Aziz who took out life insurance for his wife two days before battering her to death is jailed for 22 years

A man who took out an insurance policy on his wife before murdering her has been jailed today for life with a minimum term of 22 years.

Mohammed Tariq Aziz was found guilty of battering to death 41-year-old Zarina Bibi by a jury at Aylesbury Crown Court.

Ms Bibi was found dead at the family home in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, on March 16 last year. She had suffered multiple head injuries after being killed by her husband.

Detective Chief Inspector Vince Grey, of Thames Valley Police, said: 'We are pleased with the decision that the jury has reached today in the trial of Mohammed Tariq Aziz.

'Aziz killed his wife Zarina Bibi because of his growing financial difficulties. He tried to make her death look like an accident so that he could claim on her life insurance policy.

'His actions on that day left five children without their mother and their father has now been convicted of their death.

'No one should have to go through such a horrendous ordeal and we hope that they are able to piece their lives back together.'

The court heard how Aziz had recently taken out a £110,000 life insurance policy before smashed his wife's skull.

Mrs Bibi suffered 10 separate skull fractures as well as breaks to her nose and both cheekbones. A pathologist estimated she may have lay dying for an hour after the attack before finally passing away. Read More