First picture of Celine Dookhran, 19, found in freezer after suspected honour killing

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This is the first picture of a teenager allegedly kidnapped, raped, and murdered before her body was stuffed into a fridge-freezer in a suspected honour killing.

Muslim Celine Dookhran, 19, was killed and found in a fridge at a house in a London suburb last week.

She was allegedly Tasered and bound and gagged before being driven to the £1.5 million house in Kingston where her body was found.

It is alleged she was violently sexually assaulted before being murdered at the home in Coombe Lane West. 

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Police and Forensic Officers in Kingston (Nigel Howard)

A second woman was also allegedly kidnapped and raped at the same time, and had her throat slit – but managed to escape before she could be killed. 

A post-mortem examination gave Ms Dookhran’s cause of death as a wound to the neck.

Ms Dookhran is understood to have been working in retail in nearby Colliers Wood.

Neighbours today said she had only recently moved back to her mother’s house in Mitcham in the past year.

One said: “The poor girl. She had not long been back in the house. We knew her to say hello to. It’s such a shock.”

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Detectives are today questioning two men in connection with suspected honour killing (Nigel Howard)

Pictures and messages posted online show the youngster, apparently a keen baker and football fan, demonstrating make-up techniques and discussing films.

In her final message on Twitter on July 11, a week before she was killed, Ms Dookhran wrote: “Alhamdulilah (praise to God) for everything that’s all I can say.”

Mujahid Arshid, 33, of no fixed address, appeared in the dock yesterday accused of Ms Dookhram’s murder, attempted murder, two counts of rape, and two counts of kidnap. 

His co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, from Acton, is charged with the kidnap of both women. 

District Judge James Henderson remanded both defendants in custody until preliminary hearings at the Old Bailey. 

Arshid will appear in court on Wednesday, while Tappu, who nodded towards a middle aged man and a woman, wearing a head scarf in court, will reappear on August 21. 


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