Man denies homicide of scholar discovered dead in suitcase

A person has denied killing his girlfriend and hiding her physique which was dumped in a suitcase.

Muhammad Arslan, 26, pleaded not responsible to the homicide of scholar Hina Bashir, 21, and perverting the course of justice by concealing her physique between July 10 and July 18.

Arslan appeared on the Old Bailey on Wednesday by video hyperlink from Belmarsh jail and was assisted by an interpreter.

The defendant, of Natal Road, Ilford, east London, faces a three-week trial beginning on June 5 subsequent 12 months.

Ms Bashir was reported lacking from Ilford on July 14, having final been seen alive on July 11.

Her father in Pakistan had contacted her employer at Queen Mary University in London the place she labored part-time for a safety firm.

Ms Bashir had not turned up for work that day and her employer raised the alarm after visiting her house.

On July 17, her decomposing physique was present in a foetal place inside a big suitcase dumped in a ditch in Folkes Lane, Upminster, east London.

Police officers utilizing a sniffer canine made the invention after following tracks on a grassy verge in keeping with suitcase wheels.

Ms Bashir is a Pakistani nationwide who had come to stay within the UK in November 2021.

She had travelled on a scholar visa to check enterprise administration at Coventry University London.

Arslan had moved to Britain round six months earlier than.



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