School Miss stran­gled with her bra strap

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A TEACHER was al­legedly stran­gled to death with her bra strap by her es­tranged hus­band, a court heard.

Ruk­shana Miah, 35, a pri­mary school Miss in Ash­ton-un­der-Lyne, Greater Manch­ester, died a week af­ter be­ing at­tacked by hus­band Abul Kashem Miah at her home in Stock­port in Au­gust last year.

The at­tack came min­utes af­ter Mrs Miah – who was in the process of sep­a­rat­ing from her hus­band – threat­ened to make a false al­le­ga­tion of rape against the de­fen­dant.

The court heard how the mother-of-two had made the threat af­ter the pair had sex, hop­ing it would make Miah give her back her wed­ding jew­ellery worth £20,000.

The jury was told how the 37-year-old then at­tacked his wife us­ing a bra strap in a “sus­tained pe­riod of stran­gu­la­tion”.

Miah, a former club door­man, also from Stock­port, has pleaded guilty to man­slaugh­ter, claim­ing he lost self-con­trol as he tried to stop her cry­ing out.

He de­nies mur­der and the trial con­tin­ues.

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