An Indian Muslim teenager was tasered, kidnapped, raped and then murdered in what has been called an ‘honour killing’ after she began a relationship with an Arab Muslim, a court heard.
The body of the teenager, who has been named as 19-year-old Celine Dookhran, was found stuffed inside a freezer inside a £1.5million home.
A second woman who was also kidnapped managed to escape and alert police after her throat was slit.
Mujahid Arshid, 33, appeared in court charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of Ms Dookhran.
He is further charged with the rape, attempted murder and kidnap of the second woman.
He appeared alongside his co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, who is charged with the kidnap of both women.
Magistrates heard the woman in her 20’s had her throat slit after the pair were allegedly bound, gagged and taken to the £1.5million home in Kingston-upon-Thames before being raped.
The prosecutor told the court that two men in balaclavas entered into the women’s property on July 19 and tied up the women before tasering them and bundling them into a vehicle.
She said: ‘Her face and mouth were covered in duct tape. Her hands were tied with cable ties and her feet were tied with rope.
‘She believes a sock was placed in her mouth. She had heard the deceased who was in the shower screaming.’
The surviving victim told police a sock was forced into her mouth and the men used a taser to subdue her.
Both women were rolled up in dustsheets and bundled into a vehicle.
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.”
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 28 July. Both men are due to appear at the same court on August 21.