The fierce ax soldier slaughtered my aunt and killed my uncle in a family feud

A SERIOUS father killed his new daughter-in-law after being angry that she had married their son against his wishes.

The heartbroken grandson of Ishrat Ahmed and her husband Afaq discovered the bloody scene after they were brutally attacked with an ax at their home in Nelson, Lancs, last year.

Ishrat and Afaq were attacked by Malik at their home last year


Ishrat and Afaq were attacked by Malik at their home last yearCredit: MEN Media
Malik kills Ishrat by hitting her on the head with an ax


Malik kills Ishrat by hitting her on the head with an axCredit: MEN Media
He was jailed for 13 years for the attacks


He was jailed for 13 years for the attacksCredit: MEN Media

Mohammed Yaqub Malik, 58, was jailed for 13 years on Friday after pleading guilty to manslaughter and wounding.

A jury at Preston Crown Court found him not guilty of murder and attempted murder, after the court said he had “lost control”.

Malik killed Ishrat, 52, with a single blow to the back of the head and her husband Afaq, 56, was left in a serious condition.

His daughter, Fatima, married their son Wasim Ahmed against his wishes – with the couple’s grandson Tariq Mushtaq describing the bloodbath.

Tariq told LancsLive: “I live just a few doors down from my aunt and uncle and I was just about to start praying when I heard a knock on the door.

“This woman was standing banging on my door and screaming ‘uncle, uncle, quick, quick’ so I put on my running sandals and as soon as I opened the front door it was a total carnage. Blood splattered. everywhere”.

“I saw my aunt first, she was sitting with her back against the wall, and I thought she might have fainted because I couldn’t see any injuries so I ran to my uncle in the kitchen.

“I could see his wound from afar. I knelt down next to him and said ‘everything is fine, I’m here’ and tried to keep him calm.

“I didn’t realize how serious my aunt’s injuries were until the ambulance arrived and they couldn’t wake her up.”

The jury heard that Malik was “seriously provoked by Wasim” in the days leading up to the attack.

Malik and his wife refused to attend Wasim and Fatima’s wedding, with her husband allegedly bringing prostitutes to his home and posting fake posts on social media.

His family called Lancashire Police earlier the same day after Wasim allegedly posted “sexual material” about his daughter online.

In a victim impact statement, victim Afaq Ahmed said: “I don’t know where to begin to tell you about this wonderfully caring human being who is no longer with us.

“Ishrat is my wife of 32 years. She is my best friend, my confidant, my rock, and my support system. Losing my wife is like my heart being ripped from me, like a void that can never be filled.”

Preston Crown Court heard that Malik wanted “revenge for the humiliation” Wasim cornered him.

‘Difficult for us to understand’

Healthcare worker Malik got back in his car and drove home, before stopping to ask someone if they knew where Wasim was covered in blood.

Tariq and Ahmed’s family were “unable to understand” why he was not found guilty of murder.

He added: “We are really grateful to the police and I know they really want a murder conviction.

“I also feel sorry for them. They did their best and were a huge support to us.

“Throughout this terrible ordeal, we have managed to maintain our dignity and pray for justice through the legal system, unfortunately we have not been granted but we are united and stronger than ever and determined that nothing will ever tarnish the precious memories and loving legacy of the one we love, our loved ones, and stood for peace and compassion for everyone.

“We must now continue to rebuild our lives under the most difficult circumstances but we will do it through prayer, mutual support and never forgetting the principles of loving family. which our beloved Mrs. Ahmed has always supported.

“We’ve stayed dignified throughout but we’re really disappointed with the verdict. As a family, it’s confusing for us.”

Afaq says he's lost "best friend" after the murder


Afaq said he lost his “best friend” to the murderCredit: MEN Media
Couple attacked after their son married daughter Maliks


Couple attacked after their son married daughter MaliksCredit: MEN Media The fierce ax soldier slaughtered my aunt and killed my uncle in a family feud


DevanCole is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. DevanCole joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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