Murder accused feared husband

A WOMAN accused of murdering her daughter because she brought shame on the family says she lied to police because she was “frightened” of her husband.

A WOMAN accused of murdering her daughter because she brought shame on the family says she lied to police because she was “frightened” of her husband.

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Farzana Ahmed, 49, and her husband Iftikhar, 52, of Warrington, Cheshire, are on trial. charged with killing Shafilea, 17, in 2003. Mrs Ahmed said she saw her husband punch the teenager the night of the alleged killing. She claimed she followed his instructions on what to tell police because he would beat her.