A mother-of-four had her throat ‘cut in half’ and her hand severed by her younger sister, who had been having an affair with her husband.
Sabah Khan, 27, pleaded guilty to murder after slaughtering her 34-year-old sister Saima Khan at the home they shared with family in Luton.
Mrs Khan was found in a pool of blood in the hallway of the property on May 23, 2016.
The Old Bailey, where Sabah is due to be sentenced today, has heard she had been having an affair with her sister’s husband, which motivated her frenzied attack.
Sabah Khan, 27, (left) pleaded guilty to murder after slaughtering her 34-year-old sister Saima Khan (right) at the home they shared with family in Luton
Detective Inspector Adam Gallop described the horrific murder as a ‘horrific crime’. Pictured, police at the Khan’s house in Luton
Sabah is believed to have virtually cut her older sister’s neck in half and severed her hand in the savage attack.
On the night of the horrific murder Saima’s four young children were sleeping upstairs as she was murdered by her younger sister, who had bought a knife from a Tesco store two days earlier.
She waited until other family members were out of the house attending a funeral at a local mosque.
Sabah launched the frenzied and savage attack in the hallway close to the front door.
Other members of the family found the mother-of-four lying in a pool of blood when they returned late at night.
Police sent to the scene initially investigated claims a burglar had broken into the property and carried out the killing.
But eight days after the killing detectives arrested Sabah after the knife was recovered from a bin bag in her bedroom.
Saima Khan’s four young children were sleeping upstairs as she was murdered by her younger sister
Mother-of-four Mrs Khan was found with her hand severed and throat cut in the hallway of the property on May 23, 2016
Sabah Khan is due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey today after pleading guilty to murder.
Saima, who was also a care worker, had moved to England from Holland and lived with her sister, their parents, her children and her taxi-driver husband Hafeez Rehman.
She was described by neighbours as a ‘quiet but friendly lady’.
Shortly after her death Mrs Khan’s husband Hafeez paid an emotional tribute to his wife.
He said: ‘She was a loving mother to four beautiful children, a devoted wife, a beloved daughter and the most caring of sisters.
‘She has been taken from us at the age of 34 and my children have been deprived of their mother.
‘This was a junction in our lives where we intended to watch our children grow, to love them and spend quality time as a family and make memories.
‘We have been left with a gap in our lives and we can only pray that she is resting in peace.
‘As everyone can appreciate and understand that the circumstances have torn our hearts apart.’
Saima, who was also a care worker, was found slumped in a pool of blood in the hallway of her semi-detached home in Luton at around 11.30pm on 23 May last year
The community in Luton was left horrified by the savage murder, which detectives described as ‘any family’s worst nightmare’
After the case the senior investigating office, Detective Inspector Adam Gallop described the murder as ‘a horrific crime.’
He added: ‘This is any family’s worst nightmare – it is beyond comprehension for the family to hear that one daughter has brutally murdered another.
‘It has been a horrendous ordeal for them and we are pleased that we have received the guilty plea today.
‘We continue to support the family, I’m not sure there can ever really be a closure, but what I do hope is that after sentencing they can hear what happened that night and start to move forward.’
Revealed: House of horrors where 27-year-old woman stabbed her sister to death goes up for sale as the killer is due to be sentenced
The house where Sabah Khan savagely hacked her older sister to death has gone on the market for £360,000.
The home, where the sisters lived with their parents and Saima’s husband Hafeez Rehman and their four young children, has now gone up for sale.
The semi-detached property is marketed as a ‘traditional’ home offering ‘spacious accommodation throughout and as the potential to be heavily extended’.
It is set in the Challney area of Luton, near the M1.
The home, where the sisters lived with their parents and Saima’s husband Hafeez Rehman and their four young children, has now gone up for sale