Foyez Ahmed jailed for murdering sister-in-law in Oldham

Foyez Ahmed
Image caption Foyez Ahmed was ordered to serve at least 22 years behind bars

A man has been jailed for murdering his sister-in-law at a house in Greater Manchester.

Foyez Ahmed, 31, stabbed 38-year-old Razu Khanum in the throat at the house in Mathew Close, Oldham, on 8 June.

He then fled, leaving one of Mrs Khanum's children, three of whom were in the house at the time, to find her.

She was taken to hospital but died. Ahmed admitted murder at Manchester Crown Court and was jailed for life to serve a minimum term of 22 years.

'Horrific killing'

Greater Manchester Police said Ahmed, of Mathew Close, had been at the house to see Mrs Khanum on the morning of the killing.

After he stabbed her, he walked to the house next door, telling his neighbours that he had killed someone. He then called police and repeated the confession.

Police later met him in Fitton Hill, Oldham, and he was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Image caption Razu Khanum died from severe head trauma and neck injuries

A post-mortem examination showed Mrs Khanum died from severe head trauma and neck injuries.

Det Ch Insp Phil Reade said: "Only Ahmed knows why he carried out this horrific killing, taking away a wife from his brother and the mother of three children.

"They will be scarred by the devastating events of that day, and our thoughts remain with all family members.

"I can only hope that today's outcome can help everyone come to terms with what has happened."

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