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31-Jan-2012  
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Accused ... Nazira, 29, and Nadiya Akhtar, 25, right, outside court
 
 
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A MUSLIM teenage girl was kidnapped, held and had her hair hacked off by her own siblings after they saw her kissing a white man, a court heard today.

Shamima Akhtar, 18, was bundled into a car and beaten before being subjected to a barrage of abuse. Her sisters Nadiya, 25, Nazira, 29, and her brother Kayum Mohammed-Abdul, 24, then allegedly cut her waist-length hair to her neck.

The alleged abuse came after they caught Shamima kissing work colleague Gary Pain in a car park.

She had persuaded her family to allow her to work at Argos and got permission to celebrate her 18th birthday with workmates after telling them all her colleagues were female. She also promised to be home by 10.30pm

But as she was about to leave she went outside with colleague Mr Pain and was seen sharing a kiss with him as her siblings arrived. Her brother allegedly grabbed Mr Pain around the neck while Shamima, who comes from a strict Islamic family, was taken to the car and thrown in.

The jury was told how Shamima was punched by her sister Nadiya and overheard her brother on the phone, saying "Get the gun, I need the boys tonight."

The car was then said to have been driven back to the family home in Basingstoke, Hants, where Shamima was dragged on to the sofa and called "whore" and "prostitute". Nadiya allegedly punched her sister in the back of her head before her brother came into the room with two knives and a hammer.

Shamima was told to "pick one to be used" on her and "one to be used on her lover boy", Winchester Crown Court heard. Despite begging for mercy, the sisters decided to punish Shamima by chopping off her hair.

Shamima said she ran upstairs to call police once Nazira and her brother went out. She claims she was imprisoned for around 12 hours.

All three defendants deny kidnapping her on April 1 last year as well as actual bodily harm and false imprisonment. Mohammed-Abdul denies assaulting Mr Pain and the two sisters also pleaded not guilty to assaulting Shamima.

The trial continues.
 
 
 
Source: thesun.co.uk
 
 

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