Longsight preacher Abid Hussain's 'threat to kill daughter' in wedding row
A Muslim preacher has gone on trial accused of threatening to kill his daughter after she refused an arranged marriage. Abid Hussain is alleged to have attacked the 16-year-old girl after she rejected his plans for her to marry her first cousin.
The alleged victim, Rabiyah Abid, was in a romance with a student she had met in Facebook – and had previously run away from home to be with him.
Mr Hussain, a dad-of-five, is alleged to have grabbed her by the throat and said, ‘follow my rules or I’ll kill you’, before hitting her on the head at the family home above the mosque he runs at Northmoor Road, Longsight, Manchester.
Mr Hussain, who denies assault, is on trial alongside two of his sons, Nawab Uddin, 23, and Bahaud Uddin, 21.
The two young men are alleged to have robbed their sister of the mobile phone she used to contact the boyfriend they disapproved of and to have beaten her until she was dizzy. They deny assault and robbery.