Search

Jail for security guard who strangled pregnant Forest Gate mother

PUBLISHED: 15:57 27 May 2014

Mohammed Badiuzzaman

Mohammed Badiuzzaman

Archant

A security guard who kept his pregnant partner a prisoner in her own home before strangling her to death has today been sentenced to 17 years in jail.

Sabeen Thandi Sabeen Thandi

Mohammed Badiuzzaman, 35, of no fixed abode, murdered mother-of-three Sabeen Thandi, 37, of Disraeli Road, Forest Gate, “in a fit of rage” after learning she had begun a relationship with another man, police said.

During the trial at the Old Bailey, jurors heard how three months before Sabeen’s death on July 7, Badiuzzaman had pressured her into marrying him.

His reign of terror also saw her forced to wear a hijab and unable to leave house, even to go to her work as a doctor’s receptionist.

About a month before her death, Sabeen had visited a solicitors in Watford and days later won a non-molestation order from Watford County Court against Badiuzzaman, preventing him from entering her home.

But Badiuzzaman forced her to revoke the order, threatening her with never seeing her son again.

When it became clear she had been coerced, the solicitors’ called police who arrested but later released Badiuzzaman on suspicion of threats to kill and unlawful imprisonment.

An abandoned phone call from her home led them to the discovery of her lifeless body in a bedroom but only after Badiuzzaman had lied to officers, telling them she had not returned from work.

Despite attempts to revive her, Sabeen was confirmed dead at Newham University Hospital.

Det Insp Euan McKeeve said: “This tragedy has left three children without a loving mother in the prime of her life.”

Latest Newham News Stories

Five years ago today, Stratford was the centre of the world’s attention as it played host to the opening ceremony of London 2012.

Elizabeth Olympic
Yesterday, 17:56

An man has today been arrested in east London on suspicion of dissemination of terrorist publications.

Yesterday, 17:07

An East Ham pensioner at risk of developing diabetes has completed a 100km walk to help keep the condition at bay.

Newham
Yesterday, 15:39

The ArcelorMittal Orbit will play host to an interesting new type of ice cream this week to riders of The Slide.

Elizabeth Olympic

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Read more

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Read more

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Newham Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now