Bradford man found guilty of murdering ex girlfriend

07/10/2011

Commenting on the verdict, Senior District Crown Prosecutor with CPS Yorkshire and Humberside Adrienne Gower said:

"This was a shocking and tragic case of extreme domestic violence, in which the defendant refused to accept that his relationship with Bheena was over.  In doing so he chose to murder a young woman with her whole life ahead of her rather than let her go if he could not have her, he wanted to ensure that no-one would.  Shockingly, her mother witnessed the brutal attack on her daughter and tried to intervene, receiving injuries herself in the process.

"We can only begin to imagine the trauma Ranas actions have caused Bheena's family. Domestic violence ruins lives and devastates families, and although nothing can repair the loss the Bhatt family have suffered, we hope that today's verdict brings them some comfort, and sends out a strong message that perpetrators of  domestic violence will be prosecuted and brought to justice."