The young woman’s body was found in South West London last week
Celine Dookhran, 19, was claimed to have been tied up with duct tape and rope before being bundled into a vehicle, with the court hearing she was murdered for starting a relationship with an Arab Muslim.
Celine Dookhran’s body was found inside a South West London home last week
The young woman was allegedly bound and gagged in the fatal attack
Celine was driven to a property being renovated, where she was fatally attacked, a court heard
Forensics officers at the South West London home where the body of Celine Dookhran was found last week
The teen, and a friend in her 20s, were then driven to a house being renovated, where builder Mujahid Arshid, 33, allegedly raped them and fatally cut Celine’s throat in an honour killing.
Her body was found inside the South West London home last week after it is said another woman alerted police from hospital.
Ms Dookhran was killed on July 19, and a post mortem gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.
Thd court heard family members claim they had to calm the accused when he grabbed an axe and screwdriver, threatening the boyfriend.
Arshid, 33, appeared in court yesterday, charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of 19-year-old.
Arshid is further charged with the rape, attempted murder and kidnap of the second woman.
A court heard she was kidnapped and taken to this house, raped and murdered after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim
Ms Dookhran was killed on July 19 – pictured here is a forensic officer working with the police in the days that followed
Police in South West London were sent to this house after a woman is said to have contacted them
He appeared alongside his co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, who is charged with the kidnap of both women.
Binita Roscoe, prosecuting, said: “The deceased was involved in a relationship with an Arab Muslim and the family members didn’t approve of this relationship because they are Indian Muslims.”
Bearded Arshid wore a grey prison-issue tracksuit, while his co-defendant wore a black suit and white shirt, with short black hair and a beard.
They were flanked by three dock officers.
A young man and a woman sat in the packed public gallery during the hearing at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court.
A middle aged man and a woman, wearing a head scarf, sat in the well of the court, who Tappu nodded at.
District Judge James Henderson remanded Tappu, of Ealing, west London, and Arshid, who gave no fixed address, in custody.
Arshid will appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday 26 July.
Both men are due to appear at the same court on August 21.
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