Pakistani husband torched wife as divorce would scupper his chance of UK VISA, court hears

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Pakistani-born Muhammed Hammad is said to have murdered care worker Nazia Akhtar, 31, because she had threatened to throw him out of the marital home in Birmingham and begin divorce proceedings, scuppering his chances of getting a British visa.

Birmingham Crown Court heard the "running sore" in the couple"s two-year relationship was that Hammad could not stand his mother-in-law and she, in turn, hated him. 

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