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City University law student ‘hired hit man to stab to death boyfriend’

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Nargis Riaz in Old Bailey dock denies involvement in vicious killing of a London mini-cab worker

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Thursday, 25 June — Update: Not Guilty: City University law student cleared of hit man murder of ex-boyfriend [Legal Cheek]

A law student from Barking in east London allegedly hired a hit man to murder a boyfriend after he threatened her with revenge porn.

Nargis Riaz, 22 and reported to be in her second year at City University law school in London, is currently standing trial at the Old Bailey, where she denies the charge.

According to media reports today, Furnival Chambers barrister Sandip Patel QC, acting for the Crown, told jurors that Riaz hired ex-boyfriend Gulam Chowdhury to kill current boyfriend Mohammed Yasser Afzal.

It is alleged that Chowdhury, who had just been released from prison, stabbed Afzal some 20 times in what the police and prosecutors described as a frenzied attack.

According to reports, the Crown alleged that Riaz feared that Afzal was going to show sexually graphic photographs of the two of them to her parents. She had been keeping her relationship with Afzal secret because, the prosecution told the court, her parents did not approve.

A report on today’s Mail Online said that Patel told the jury that Afzal was killed in the mini-cab office he ran in east London.

“They [Riaz and Afzal] were alone as planned,” said Patel, “when Gulam Chowdhury stormed in and without warning or provocation vaulted the reception counter and in a frenzied and savage attack stabbed repeatedly the helpless Mohammed Afzal. He had no chance. Having been stabbed 20 times he promptly bled to death.”

According to the prosecution, the law student was present at the start of the attack and then waited for Chowdhury outside the cab office. Once Chowdhury had fled, Riaz is alleged to have raised the alarm.

A law school spokeswoman told Legal Cheek that City University would not comment on the case.

The Old Bailey jury heard that Chowdhury had already been convicted of murder. Riaz’s trial continues.

14 Comments

Baroness Hale's orbiter dicktum

What’s up with City University London these days? We’ve already had the psycho rapist LLB student some time ago, now this.

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Pantman

…he promptly bled to death

Did Sandip Patel QC really say that? At least the poor bloke wasn’t tardy!?

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Anonymous

We are not all crazy

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Anonymous

Rose are red, violets are blue, I’m schizophrenic, and so am I.

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Anonymous

“She had been keeping her relationship with Afzal secret because, the prosecution told the court, her parents did not approve.”
… Should have stuck with the murderer….

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Anonymous

Oh god this made me laugh far more than it should have. I’m revising at 6am. fml.

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Anonymous

A life has been lost she is evil and will rot in prison

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Anonymous

Today a jury of 7 men and 5 women found Nargis Riaz NOT GUILTY of murder. She was unanimously acquitted. Innocent people do not rot and this is the proof.

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Anonymous

Slow nuuuuus day

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Anonymous

Wow you are sooo right. Just this filler about a murder. Come on LC, more law firm puff pieces and trawls from social media accounts of lawyers!

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Anonymous

The only relevance is she was a fraction of a way towards a legal career. Irrelevant to this website.

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Nargis Riaz's cell mate

You’re so wrong.. You haters

This is why you middle class Barbour wearing, lacrosse playing merlot drinking people always put me & me homie Nargs down.

She was nearly a QC, and has set up a law clinic in the showers.

Some merlot drinker, called Lord Denning of Lemmington Spas came and visited us and showed us parlimentry debatings and then started in Nargs appeal..

You haters keep hating…

She’s coming back.. And she’ll OWN fat mini cab firm

Totes bares laughs lol init back 2 u haters

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Anonymous

Today a jury of 7 men and 5 women found Nargis Riaz NOT GUILTY of murder. She was unanimously acquitted.

Innocent people do not rot and this is the proof. Therefore, you internet trolls can rot in front of your keyboards because that’s all your good for.

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Anonymous

Fair enuff, she been cleared of the crime. Not gd that media criticises some1 way b4 a verdict. But that is my opinion. All 12 jury members delivered not guilty? Not an easy result 2 get, looks like she was genuinely not guilty.

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