Mum of Sannah Javed speaks of despair after killer boyfriend sentenced to just seven years behind bars

Murder victim Sannah Javed's Mother Qasira Ahmad holds a portrait of her daughter who was killed by

Murder victim Sannah Javed's Mother Qasira Ahmad holds a portrait of her daughter who was killed by her boyfriend - Credit: Archant

The devastated mother of a young woman who was beaten to death by her boyfriend has said she is “disgusted” after he was sentenced to just seven years behind bars.

Sannah Javed died after being punched in the stomach at her home in Frank Slater House, Green Lane, Ilford, by “abusive and controlling” Abu Hussain on December 2.

The 37-year-old denied murdering 26-year-old Sannah, but last Thursday pleaded guilty to manslaughter midway through his trial at the Old Bailey.

On Friday, Abu, of Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel, was sentenced to seven years behind bars.

Sannah’s mother Qasira Ahmad told the Recorder her family were looking at lodging an appeal over the sentence.


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“It’s been seven months of torture,” she said.

“Sannah should still be here. He’s taken her life and ruined my life – how am I supposed to live now? I’ve got no -one.

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“There was one hope and now that’s gone. I can’t even go to her grave and say Sannah I’m getting you justice.

“There are days I don’t even want to be here.

“My suffering will never end. I’ve lost her forever now.

“He can get out in three or four years.

“She didn’t do anything to him. It’s not fair.”

The court heard former Loxford School pupil Sannah was a vulnerable woman with a drink problem who was taken advantage of by Abu.

Ms Ahmad, who lives in Baxter Road, Ilford, said Sannah had started to get her life back on track, with the pair planning to move in together.

“She was the only person I had, she was my world,” said Ms Ahmad.

“She was so beautiful, she was a really kind girl. I’ve lost faith in everything. There is no closure.”

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