Man charged with murder extradited to UK from India

Tuesday 09th April 2019 14:44 EDT

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of his estranged wife and their two children in 2006.

Mohammed Abdul Shakur, 45, appeared at Barkingside Magistrates’ Court, Monday, 8 April charged with three counts of murder, after being extradited to the UK from India, here he has been imprisoned for immigration offences since 2012, making him perhaps one of the first Bangladeshi to be extradited to UK from India.

Proceedings for his extradition began in 2013 but have only recently been completed.

Juli Begum, 26, was found deceased with her children Anika and Thanha Khanum, aged five and six respectively, at her home in Nelson Street, E1 in January 2007 after concerns were raised for their welfare. They were strangled to death.

The Metropolitan Police said at the time of the deaths that no forced entry took place at the address as they tried to trace Shakur.

Shakur appeared at Barkingside Magistrates Court on Monday 8th- more than 12 years after the deaths - charged with three counts of murder. He arrived in the UK at Heathrow Airport on Saturday, 6 April. He was taken into custody and charged on 7 April. He will next appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, April 10.

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