A man has been sent to jail for stabbing his elderly mother-in-law to death with a kitchen knife.
Mohammed Abdul Qayyum, 36, was found guilty of stabbing 74-year-old Aftaben Khanom and sentenced to 11 years in prison for manslaughter on Friday (January 16) at Isleworth Crown Court.
The court heard how Qayyum went to his and his wife’s home in Bronwen Court, St John’s Wood, at about 9.45pm on December 21, 2013. He was only sporadically staying because his relationship with his wife had become strained.
His wife and mother-in-law were both at the house, near Lord’s Cricket Ground, and refused to let him in so he forced his way in and a struggle ensued.
Qayyum then took a kitchen knife and ran after his mother-in-law and stabbed her.
An ambulance was called but she died before she could reach hospital.
A post-mortem examination at Westminster Mortury the next day revealed she had been stabbed seven times in the back and side.
Later that evening Qayyum handed himself in to Islington police station where he was arrested and charged with murder.