‘Honour killing’ victim Somaiya Begum’s post before being murdered with spike is revealed as another suspect probed

A NIECE shared how she was having the “time of her life” in a tragic post before her uncle callously murdered her with a metal spike in a suspected “honour killing”.

It comes as cops told The Sun the horrific case is not closed as they hunt others who may have been involved in the 20-year-old’s murder.

Somaiya Begun was murdered by her uncle last year


Somaiya Begun was murdered by her uncle last yearCredit: PA
Mohammed Taroos Khan has now been jailed for a minimum of 25 years


Mohammed Taroos Khan has now been jailed for a minimum of 25 yearsCredit: PA

Evil Mohammed Taroos Khan, 53, was caged yesterday for violently killing his niece then dumping her body “like rubbish” on wasteland after she refused to marry her first cousin in Pakistan.

In a newly uncovered poignant post, brave Somaiya, who had reported her arranged marriage to cops and was under a protection order, shared how much she was enjoying life, working as a carer for older and disabled people.

Somaiya had been working at the same job the day she was murdered at her home in Bradford, West Yorkshire last June, and CCTV footage shows her final moments walking home in the early hours of the morning at the end of her shift.

In what appears to be her only ever public post, she posted about how she did not know what path to take when she joined the care agency but was now “ecstatic” with her new job.

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“[I] was not sure what path to take as I have no prior experience in care but since joining I’m having the time of my life…the management are so supportive and encouraging,” she wrote on the Complete Care Ageny’s Facebook page.

“Overall I’m extatic [sic] to be a part of this team.”

Her former employers told The Sun they were still in shock over her death sharing that she was a “happy, polite and friendly” member of the team.

“Somaiya was a respected member of the Complete Care Agency team who is sadly missed, in the time we knew her she was happy, polite, friendly and she was an integral part of the team, she was appreciated by both her colleagues and her clients and that her life was taken so tragically, can never be comprehended,” they said.

Meanwhile cops revealed the investigation into the senseless killing remained open – and they were still looking into to an 81-year-old woman in connection with Somaiya’s death.

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Police said: “An 81-year-old woman who was arrested at the time is still released under investigation.”

Khan was jailed for life on Wednesday with a minimum of 25 years after he was convicted of murder at Bradford Crown Court.

He previously admitted perverting the course of justice by disposing of her body and destroying her phone, which was found in a nearby smouldering bin.

Footage released by police showed the moment Khan arrived at the industrial estate where he dumped Somaiya’s body.

The brute had used an 11cm-long ‘Bradawl’ tool – a sharpened metal woodwork implement – to kill his niece before he “bundled up” her body using a rug and string.

He then left her to “rot and decompose” on wasteland before she was found 11 days later.

Somaiya was living with her grandmother and another relative under the terms of a Forced Marriage Protection Order at the time of the slaughter.

The order was put in place after her father tried to force her to marry a first cousin from Pakistan “by threat of violence”.

Khan was also subject to a restraining order prohibiting him from visiting the house that had been in place since 2016 due to a conviction for punching his own daughter and threatening to “chop her up”.

Violent Khan had 12 convictions in total – including beating his daughter.

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In his defence, Khan’s lawyer suggested Somaiya’s “humiliated” dad had a “motive” to kill her and had taken a one-way flight to Pakistan not long before the trial started.

But jurors unanimously found Khan guilty of murder after nine hours of deliberation.

Somaiya's tragic Facebook post


Somaiya’s tragic Facebook postCredit: Facebook
Somaiya's final moments as she walks home from her beloved carer job


Somaiya’s final moments as she walks home from her beloved carer jobCredit: WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE/UNPIXS
Callous Khan captured on CCTV dumping his niece's body


Callous Khan captured on CCTV dumping his niece’s bodyCredit: WEST YORKSHIRE POLICE/UNPIXS

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