Court is told of law man’s ‘murder text’
AN immigration lawyer beat up his wife and then sent a text to her sister telling her to remove her “dead body from my flat,” a court heard.
He then sent a further text, stating: “Get her out of my flat now before I kick the crap out of her” followed by another that read his wife was half dead and he was leaving.
Lawyer Mohammed Rahman, 32, who worked at the Tower Hamlet Law Centre, is accused of murdering his wife Jasmin Chowdhury, also 32, after years of violence and his infidelity.
The Old Bailey heard concerned family members and police went to the flat in Cassilis Road on the Isle of Dogs in London’s East End after receiving the texts on December 17 last year.
Prosecutor Gareth Patterson said the door of the flat was forced open and added: “Jasmin was indeed found inside in what can only be described as a half-dead state.”
Rahman denies murdering Jasmin, who died later from her injuries in hospital.
The trial continues.