British Woman Accused Of Ordering Handyman To Kill Her Husband Of 20 Years
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A British woman is being held in jail in Pakistan after allegedly ordering a man to murder her wealthy husband in return for a new life in the UK.
Yasmeen Kausar, 65, has been accused of ordering a handyman to kill her husband Mohammad Farooq, 65.
The couple were said to hold British passports, with a £1.5 million home in Leeds.
It is believed that Farooq was strangled at the family's Pakistan home, in a town near Rawalpindi.
His body was then put in a car and taken to a dump near Morgah, 27 miles away, where the vehicle was set alight.
Farooq's charred body was found at the dump on 1 April.
With a local newspaper reporting that Farooq was killed by two men, one of which is thought to be the handyman.
Kausar was subsequently arrested and is now facing charges, with Pakistan-based lawyer Malik Shahnwar-Noon, who's representing Farooq's family, weighing in on the claims.
"This was a pre-planned, brutal murder. Police have gathered a lot of evidence, CCTV footage and have them remanded in jail.
“Mr. Farooq’s wife elicited a relationship with a maintenance worker at their home. They developed a relationship and she planned the murder with him."
"They strangled Mr. Farooq and they set fire to the dead body, the body was found in the burnt car.
“She called Mr. Farooq and asked him to come to her home. He left his home at 5 o’clock and when he was driving he was on the phone to Yasmeen.
“As soon as he entered the home, he was strangled with a bed sheet.
“When he was near to death they put his body in the car and set the fire.”
The lawyer went on to speculate that Kaursar 'wanted money and property' in Pakistan.
An investigating officer, Abdul Wahab, added that Kausar 'was in constant contact' with the handyman before Farooq's death.
Farooq has three daughters and two sons who were left devastated by his death.
"Mr. Farooq was a very kind person loved by all his friends and family, it is a very difficult time for everyone.
"The family is very upset, it is obviously a very big incident and has caused a big trauma," the lawyer continued.
A spokesperson from the Foreign Office commented on the case: "We are in contact with the local authorities in Pakistan following the death of a British man and are providing consular support to his family."
Kausar maintains her innocence and is currently awaiting trial in Pakistan.
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