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#ColdBlooded: Bangladeshi man murdered wife in DERANGED attack over land dispute

A British-Bangladeshi man has been jailed for life after murdering his estranged wife in a "deranged" attack over a land dispute involving his mother-in-law.

Mohammad Liaqat Ali, 37, who had moved to the UK in 1998, strangled his 27-year-old wife Lilima Akter Munny in June 2013 after months of rows over a property in his home country which he had demanded to be given to him.

The couple had married in 2004 and had two children. 

Birmingham Crown Court heard that the couple's children had not been picked up from school by Mrs Munny as usual on June 13 and police were alerted by a relative. 

West Midlands police gained entry into the family's home in Alum Rock, Birmingham the following morning and discovered Mrs Munny's body at the foot of the stairs.

A post-mortem examination later found that she died from pressure to the neck.

Sentencing Ali to a minimum of 15 years, Judge Patrick Thomas QC said: 'The background to the killing of your wife involves a dispute, which you took deeply to heart, about the title to land you had bought in Bangladesh.

'I am satisfied that a significant part of your character is a stark inability to understand that anybody who differs from your views could possibly be right.

'You also have a very short fuse. I am satisfied that you have resorted on previous occasions to using violence against your wife in the course of disputes, mainly about money.'

After the murder, the court heard how Ali pretended to look for his wife when she didn't collect the children.
Robert Price, prosecuting said: 'Ali had played a "cool and calculated game" by pretending to look for Lilima.'



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