A teenager had her throat cut before she was placed in a freezer in a suspected “honour killing”, an inquest has heard.
Celine Dookhran, a 19-year-old Indian Muslim, was reportedly in a relationship with an Arab Muslim, who she was planning to marry – a situation which is said to have angered some members of her family.
Her body was found inside a £1.5m property in Kingston-upon-Thames, after police were notified by a second woman who was also a victim of the attack, West London Coroners Court, heard.
The second victim escaped with stab or slash wounds after a terrifying kidnap ordeal which began when two masked men allegedly dragged her from the shower in her Wimbledon home.
Both women are said to have been raped in the attack.
The inquest into Ms Dookhran’s death was opened and adjourned pending an ongoing police investigation, according to the Daily Mail. There was no confirmation of when the inquest would recommence.
In a statement, Ms Dookhran’s family paid tribute to “an amazingly talented and loving daughter”.
They said she ”brought happiness, joy and laughter to her family and friends.”
They added: “We are proud of Celine for everything she had achieved and were looking forward to seeing a loving, caring and innocent young girl fulfill her potential in life and carry on making us proud.”
Majahid Arshid, 33, is charged with the kidnap, rape and murder of Ms Dookhran and with the kidnap, rape and attempted murder of a second woman. Vincent Tappu, 28, is charged with the kidnap of both young women.