Mohammed Badiuzzaman sentenced to life imprisonment for strangling his wife


Mohammed Badiuzzaman, 35, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 17 years today at the Central Criminal Court for the murder of Sabeen Thandi on 7 July 2013. He pleaded guilty to the murder at an earlier hearing on 6 May 2014.

Baljit Ubhey, CPS London Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: "Mohammed Badiuzzaman was a controlling and obsessive husband who mentally and emotionally abused his wife, Sabeen Thandi, before ultimately murdering her. This crime was made all the more shocking as it was committed in Ms Thandis own home while her three children were present.

"Ms Thandi told friends she was scared of Badiuzzaman and that he would he dictate the way she dressed. His final act of control was to strangle Ms Thandi and today he has been made to face the consequences of his actions.

"I hope his conviction can give some small comfort to Ms Thandis family, our thoughts are with them at this time.

"CPS London is committed to tackling domestic violence and I would urge victims of domestic violence to come forward and report these crimes."