Man admits killing wife and her mother after secret Afghan family is

The family of a woman who was murdered by her ex-husband while on the phone to the police have accused the authorities of letting her down.Raneem Oudeh was stabbed to death alongside her mother, Khaola Saleem, just weeks after she left husband, Janbaz Tarin, when she discovered he had a secret family in Afghanistan.But her devastated family have said the police should have done more to protect her after it emerged that she spoke to officers three times in the days before she was killed to express concern for her safety.As Tarin, 21, admitted the two murders at Birmingham Crown Court, detectives described how he had “hunted down” his Islamic wife when she ended their relationship.Sentencing him to life in prison with a minimum term of 32-years, the judge, Mrs Justice Sue Carr said his crimes had devastated an entire family.Ms Oudeh, who met Tarin when they were students at the local college, was on the phone to police when she was attacked outside her mother’s home in Solihull in the early hours of August Bank Holiday last year.When Mrs Saleem attempted to save her daughter from the onslaught, she too was fatally stabbed by Tarin – who fled the scene before going on the run for three days. “We do feel that and we feel there’s a lot of women out there as well probably going through the same thing, who agree with us.”After the attack, Tarin fled in his white van and remained on the run for three days until a member of the public spotted him and tipped off police.Mrs Norris said: “That last call, the police were on the phone so they knew she was getting harmed but we couldn’t believe they couldn’t locate him straight away.”Because they knew about it there and then so that was one of the things that made us feel more unhappy, more sad, more let down by the authorities.”Mrs Norris added: “Her mum has been here for 16 years, and because of the war in Syria, Raneem came to reunite with her family, and they were very happy.”She was very happy to be there, be with her mum, start a new life, away from it all.” Police were dispatched for a second time in the early hours of Monday morning after Miss Oudeh rang them to say Mr Tarin had confronted her at her mother’s address.Tragically they arrived too late and both women were found suffering from fatal stab wounds.Defending the force’s actions at the time, Detective Chief Superintendent Mark Payne said: “Unfortunately we can’t always be everywhere and on the night in question we did our absolute best, but we weren’t able to get there in time to prevent a double murder.”The Independent Office of Police Conduct is investigating the circumstances surrounding the police response to the murders, after a self-referral by West Midlands Police. Mohamed Saleem (second right) husband and step-father to the victims, arrives at Birmingham Crown Court  Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Miss Oudeh, who was originally from Syria, had made a series of phone calls to police on the day before the murder to report Tarin over allegations of domestic abuse.Officers responded to the first call but were unable to locate her and when she made a series of follow up calls officers did not attend in person. The head of West Midlands Police’s CID described the crime as “one of the most brutal and heart-rending” he had seen in 150 homicides. Janbaz Tarin pleaded guiltyCredit:West Midlands Police/PA   Janbaz Tarin, Mohamed Saleem (second right) husband and step-father to the victims, arrives at Birmingham Crown Court Credit:Aaron Chown /PA Tarin began “harassing” Ms Oudeh to marry him shortly after meeting her, later telling her: “when I saw you, I said this is mine”.But after their Islamic marriage, Tarin turned violent, threatening to kill her if she ever left him.Her aunt, Nour Norris, said: “Unfortunately she only told us that at the end because she knew, she couldn’t cope with him anymore with all the violence he was giving her and she knew that the police and authority and everybody wasn’t really helping her so she felt like she could say those things.”One day she said to me, Auntie, I feel my life’s going to end. I said ‘don’t say that’. That was few weeks before she was murdered.”Ms Oudeh eventually left Tarin after discovering that he had another wife and family in his native Afghanistan.Two weeks before the murder she got an injunction against him and told police about the threats he had made towards her.Mrs Norris said: “They felt very strong after they had the court order, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to save their lives.”Asked if she believed the police and authorities had failed to do enough that night to stop Tarin, and in the months beforehand to protect the victim, Mrs Norris replied: “Yes we do.”

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