Jealous trainee barrister boarded Megabus and launched frenzied knife attack on a gay man he mistakenly thought had stolen his wife – The Sun

A JEALOUS law student boarded a Megabus and unleashed a frenzied knife attack on a gay man he thought was stealing his wife, a court heard today.

Possessive Mulazim Khan, 20, punctured Aqil Waheed's lung in the attack, which was graphically caught by an onboard CCTV camera, Gloucester crown court was told.

A second blow cut Mr Waheed's chin as he fought back and pushed Khan down onto a seat in front of horrified onlookers, the court heard.

Trainee barrister Khan was jailed for five years four months after he admitted wounding Mr Waheed with intent to do him grievous bodily harm on 21st March this year.

Prosecutor James Haskilll said Khan and his wife Sadia had, ironically, first met when they were passengers on a bus in August last year.

By November they were married – which turned out to be "the biggest mistake of her life," said Mr Haskell.

"She says he quickly became controlling and jealous. The Crown say it was that jealousy which was the motivation for the attack."

Mr Haskell said Mr Waheed had been one of her best friends for some years and he had warned her against marrying too quickly.

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"The defendant was especially jealous of Mr Waheed and appears to have convinced himself they were having an affair. In fact, Mrs Khan says, they were just friends and Mr Waheed is in fact gay."

On March 20th Mr Waheed contacted her and told her she should not have to put up with any more of her husband's possessiveness.

He told her he would travel from London the next day to collect her and take her back there.

But Khan discovered the secret plan when he looked at her computer as she was showering the next morning.

She told him she was going out to McDonald's but he followed her, saw her meet Mr Waheed, and then when they boarded the Megabus he ran to jump on board.

He walked to the back of the bus and sat down on the other said of the aisle from them.

Mr Haskell showed the court the CCTV footage in which Khan could first be seen talking to them, then getting out his mobile phone, attaching earphones, and calling his wife's mother in Pakistan.

He handed one of the earphones to Sadia and let her talk to her mother while she listened in. He was hoping her mother would advise her to stay with him.

But instead the mother simply told her to do whatever she thought was right,Khan sat down again, put the phone away, glanced up the bus and then pulled out a knife and lunged Mr Waheed.

The two men struggled and despite being in injured by two of the three blows unleashed by Khan, Mr Waheed managed to push his crazed attacker back down onto his seat and hold him there as Mrs Khan stood behind trying to help.

Mr Haskell said Khan was able to flee shortly afterwards as police and ambulance arrived.

A member of the public had grabbed the knife from the bus floor and moved it away from Khan.

He gave himself up to police on 29th March and had been held in custody since then.

Mr Waheed spent two days in hospital and was discharged after his lung had been fully re-inflated.

Judge Michael Cullum told Khan "It is clear you have been a decent, honest, hard working, law abiding member of society. You had everything ahead of you, no doubt a decent career, hoping to graduate in law and then practice as a barrister.

"This offence of extreme violence was clearly out of character. In your letter to me you refer to it as 'foolish and childish' but it is much more than that. It was a serious criminal act which was pre-meditated

"Your wife was going to seek sanctuary away from you. But you boarded that bus with a knife on you and you used it when your attempt to persuade her to come back to you had failed."

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