Zishan Ahmed returned home around 7pm to be told his mother Doyrun Neesa had been insulted and was determined to confront the next door neighbours.
Zishan and his friend Sultan, who is no relation, knocked on the door and the ensuing argument turned into violence.
Gulbahar Begun, 48, came racing out of the house carrying the dha (Ed: a machete) in both hands, the court heard.
“She lifted it above her head again and again, and repeatedly brought it down on those in front of her,” said Mr Brown.
Her husband Shorifique Uddin, 51, then produced a large kitchen knife and waved it threateningly as his wife shouted “get them with all your strength.”
Their daughter Rahela Begum, 28, then bit Zishan in the arm “not letting go with her teeth and refusing to release her grip.”
“Sultan had Uddin in a headlock but Uddin was able to break free and went towards his house but within seconds returned and just outside the door he went for Sultan from behind with his knife,” said Mr Brown.
“Uddin brought the knife down and stabbed Sultan in the back. He collapsed straight to the ground and in a very short time was dead.
“The tragedy is that Sultan was something of a peacemaker during these events.”And in what far-away, fly-blown, desolate Third World country did all this allegedly transpire?
The killing occurred in a residential street on the Isle of Dogs in May last year.Lovely!
Not that the north is missing out, from the looks of the way this story is shaping up...
First, it is sad to hear the deaths of people who may have been innocent of any wrong doing.
Odd that the Husband and Father of the victims felt it necessary to ask people not to take it upon themselves to do revenge and let justice do its job. Personally I would have taken that for a given.
Round my way (London), you can tell if a family from the 'Asian' sub-Continent is in residence by the high walls and equally high gates. That is not to say that all such people do it, but it is something that is not done by any other ethnic group. I often wondered why, that is until I read an article by Micheal Yon.
For those who are unfamiliar with him and his work, he is a war journalist and was imbedded with either US or UK armed forces in Afghanistan. In an article from the time, he noted that, BEFORE the Afghan's began building a home, they first built a high mud brick perimeter wall with a strong gate. Yes, I know this is Afghanistan but, this kind of thing is not unusual elsewhere.
I think that there is something about that part of the world, where tribal loyalties run far stronger than national ones and trust in the state is non-existent along with government services.
But as they say, old habits die hard.
Face firmly in both palms.
north? Since when was Leicester the north?
"Personally I would have taken that for a given."
"north? Since when was Leicester the north?"
It's further up than Watford..
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