A WOMAN has paid tribute to her sister-in-law, who was killed when her husband doused her in white spirit and set her on fire.
Sana Mohammed has described Nazia Aktar as a ‘loving daughter, sister and aunty’ who did not deserve to die the ‘horrific’ death she did.
Nazia was killed following an argument with her husband, Muhammed Hammad, at their home in Fox Hollies Road in Acocks Green on April 25, 2015.
Hammad set fire to Nazia after pouring white spirit on her during a row while decorating at their home before setting himself on fire in an effort to cover his tracks.
Nazia, aged 31, who worked as a full-time carer, suffered 60 per cent burns to her face, ears, neck body, arm and leg following the fire.
She died of her injuries in hospital on June 12, 2015.
Paying tribute to Nazia, Sana said: “Her death has had a huge impact on everyone’s lives and out thoughts and prayers will always be with her.
“She worked hard as a carer and loved her job. She was a happy, bubbly, friendly person, who put her trust in everyone.
“She had a lot of love for all, she was like a child with the children and a warm hearted and respectful person with the elders -she was very humble.
“Nazia was a very pretty young woman, who always enjoyed looking her best- she was outgoing and enjoyed going on holidays.
“She was very kind, sweet and loving, it’s such a shame she never met anyone who was like her; to be liked is such a way by the person who is supposed to be her life partner is just horrible to accept and to come to terms with.
“We would like to thank those heroes who helped release Nazia from the flat we are overwhelmed with what you did on the evening of April 25, 2015.
“Thank you to all the staff in Critical Care Unit at Birmingham Queen Elizabeth Hospital who did their very best to try and save Nazia and all the medical attention and treatment that she was given during her time at the hospital.
“Sadly she passed away on Friday, June 12.
“Words are never enough to describe Nazia, she is a big loss to the family and has left a deep hole inside us.
“Love you Nazia.
“Your out of our sights but never out of our hearts, gone but never forgotten you are now in heaven and In Sha Allah one day Allah will re-unite us all. ”
Hammad, who was in the country illegally, was arrested and charged with her murder in June 2015.