BIRMINGHAM: A Birmingham man Nadir Ali who killed his own cousin and injured other family members has been convicted of murder on Thursday March 12. He will be sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court next week.
According to West Midlands Police, Nadir Ali, of Edward Road in Balsall Heath, Birmingham, became embroiled in a family dispute over land in Pakistan that had been given to him by his aunt last summer.
During a two-week-long trial, Birmingham Crown Court heard how Hashim Khan – who is Ali’s cousin and brother-in-law, was killed as a result of an argument over property which he felt should have been returned to his mother (Ali’s aunt).
It transpired that the land and series of properties and shops in Pakistan, estimated to be worth around £200,000, was owned by their granddad who had passed away and left it to Mr Khan’s mother. She decided to transfer it over to her nephew, 32-year-old, Nadir Ali, but her sons wanted to discuss how unfair they thought this was.
The Khan family sought advice from a close family friend on Friday 23 August 2019 and he agreed to act as a mediator. That evening, one of Mr Khan’s brothers decided to record the meeting on Wilton Road in Sparkhill and all was going well, until Ali got heated over a comment which had apparently previously been made about his father.
It was at this point that Ali launched into a frenzied attack against his own cousin, producing a knife from his pocket and launching at him continuously. Other family members were stabbed and injured as they tried in vain to stop the attack, which eventually spilled out onto the street.
Our CCTV enquiries later showed Mr Khan and his brothers staggering out of the house and into the road, before collapsing from their injuries. A forensic post-mortem revealed that 37-year-old Mr Khan had been stabbed 11 times by his cousin who is also his brother-in-law.
Arresting officers found Ali in the house where the attack had taken place, later that night and captured him on body-worn camera standing in a blood-stained hallway admitting he had solely caused the injuries to the men.
He was found guilty of murder and three charges of wounding with intent by a jury despite earlier pleading not guilty.
Mr Khan’s family paid tribute to him today and said: “Today justice has finally been done and the murderer of our beloved Ash has been convicted for his horrendous crimes. In this we take great comfort, but no prison sentence will ever replace this great man who was the bed rock of our family and who was loved by so many. Sadly some in our family were envious of him and that envy lead to his horrific cold blooded murder. Today he has been forced to answer for his crimes, but his true trial is yet to come on Judgement Day before Allah where there will be no hiding and in this we take great comfort.