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Murdered Brisbane father ‘married his brother’s step-daughter’

A father-of-four was allegedly in the middle of a family feud over his ‘marriage’ to his step-niece at the time he was stabbed to death in his front yard.

Restaurant owner Abdul Basith’s family members reportedly took issue with the 35-year-old ‘marrying’ his brother’s step-daughter, despite having a wife of his own.

According to Police, he was slain on October 25 after he was lured out of his Brisbane home when his power was cut, before being repeatedly stabbed. His killer is at large. 

Detectives said this week there are still no firm suspects in the murder mystery, but they are confident it will be solved, The Courier Mail reported.    

Abdul Basith (pictured), 35, was allegedly in the middle of a family feud over his ‘marriage’ to his step-niece when he was stabbed to death in the front yard of his Brisbane home on October 25

Mr Basith's (right) family members reportedly took issue with the 35-year-old 'marrying' his brother's step-daughter, despite having a wife of his own

Mr Basith’s (right) family members reportedly took issue with the 35-year-old ‘marrying’ his brother’s step-daughter, despite having a wife of his own

He was slain on October 25 after he was lured out of his Brisbane home (pictured) when his power was cut, before being repeatedly stabbed, according to police

He was slain on October 25 after he was lured out of his Brisbane home (pictured) when his power was cut, before being repeatedly stabbed, according to police

The publication understands that Mr Basith’s tangled family life and his debts owed from business dealings have complicated the investigation.

According to the Courier Mail, he spent four nights a week living with his first wife from an arranged marriage, who is heavily pregnant with his third child to her. 

The remaining nights of the week were spent with his brother Mohammed Abdus Samad’s step-daughter, who is the mother of one of his children. 

Both wives knew about each other, although it’s understood only one was legally married to Mr Basith.   

Mr Samad, 44, married a white Australian woman, 52, who had converted to Islam.

She had a daughter from a previous relationship who Mr Basith ‘married’, reportedly garnering the disapproval of family members.

Detectives said this week there are still no firm suspects in the murder mystery (scene pictured), but they are confident it will be solved

Detectives said this week there are still no firm suspects in the murder mystery (scene pictured), but they are confident it will be solved

Mr Basith's (left) tangled family life and his debts owed from business dealings have complicated the investigation

Mr Basith’s (left) tangled family life and his debts owed from business dealings have complicated the investigation

Mr Basith 'married' his brother Mohammed Abdus Samad's (right, during a media call last year) step-daughter

Mr Basith ‘married’ his brother Mohammed Abdus Samad’s (right, during a media call last year) step-daughter

Friends of Mr Basith claim he engaged in two failed business ventures with Mr Samad; a Nandos on the Gold Coast, and a tile franchise in Brisbane, according to The Courier Mail. 

A friend alleged to the publication that: ‘Four or five years back, there was some serious problems in the family … Then there was something, the brother’s stepdaughter, she started liking the living style of the family [of Mr Basith].

He added that Mr Basith and his wife became close with their step-niece after their first child was born.

A clash between the brothers over the failed tiling business followed.  

‘[Abdul] left his very good job to help him in the tiling business. And when it didn’t go well, his brother blamed him,’ the friend told the publication.

Mr Basith was stabbed outside his home (pictured) at Kuraby, south of Brisbane, about 12.30am on October 25

Mr Basith was stabbed outside his home (pictured) at Kuraby, south of Brisbane, about 12.30am on October 25

Friends of Mr Basith alleged to the Courier Mail that he engaged in two failed business ventures with Mr Samad. Pictured: Crime scene where Mr Basith was murdered

Friends of Mr Basith alleged to the Courier Mail that he engaged in two failed business ventures with Mr Samad. Pictured: Crime scene where Mr Basith was murdered

A $250,000 reward is on offer to anyone who delivers information that leads to the conviction of Mr Basith's killer. Pictured: Crime scene where Mr Basith was murdered

A $250,000 reward is on offer to anyone who delivers information that leads to the conviction of Mr Basith’s killer. Pictured: Crime scene where Mr Basith was murdered

‘Abdul was saying I had a good job, quit the job, just so I could help your business,’ a source told the Courier Mail. 

Mr Basith later opened Sizza Indian and Middle Eastern in Kuraby, which is still run by his wife and family. 

He was about to open another in nearby Park Ridge, which allegedly created a dispute over payment for renovations.    

Mr Basith’s first wife is now ‘living in fear’ after her husband’s murder, another friend told the publication.   

A $250,000 reward is on offer to anyone who delivers information that leads to the conviction of Mr Basith’s killer. 

Indemnity from prosecution has also been offered to any accomplice, providing they didn’t commit the murder. 

Daily Mail Australia does not suggest that any of Mr Basith’s family members were in anyway involved in his murder.



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