The first pictures of an Indian Muslim girl who was allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered because she started dating an Arab Muslim, have emerged.
Celine Dookhran, 19, was found inside a house in London after a woman in her 20s was taken to hospital with her throat slit.
She told the police what had happened while being treated for her injuries.
Celine was allegedly kidnapped with the other woman, bound and gagged and taken to an address in south west London where they were raped and Ms Dookran was killed last Wednesday.
A post mortem examination gave the cause of death as an incised wound to the neck.
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.
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.’
Two men in balaclavas entered the property on July 19, the prosecutor said.
She told the court: ‘Her face and mouth were covered in duct tape. Her hands were tied with cable tie
‘She believes a sock was placed in her mouth. She had heard the deceased who was in the shower screaming.
‘The deceased was brought down tied up. They were bound in dust sheets and placed in a vehicle.’
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.
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.
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