September 27th, 2016

Terrified teenager locked in cupboard after having head and eyebrows shaven in kidnapping

Terrified teenager locked in cupboard after having head and eyebrows shaven in kidnapping Terrified teenager locked in cupboard after having head and eyebrows shaven in kidnapping
Coventry Observer Newspaper
Updated: 3:37 pm, Mar 24, 2016

A TERRIFIED teenager was forced to strip, was locked in a cupboard and had his head and eyebrows shaved in what has been described as ‘an honour kidnapping.’

The 16-year-old from Nuneaton was put through his two-and-a-half-hour ordeal because his girlfriend’s family were unhappy about his relationship with her, a judge has heard.

Playing a leading role in the teenager’s ‘punishment’ was Pabel Hasan, who pleaded guilty at Warwick Crown Court to charges of false imprisonment and assault.

Hasan (24) who was living in Coventry but has been detained at the Immigration Removal Centre in Lincoln, was jailed for six years – after which he will be deported.

But his nephew Khalid Alim (22) of Keresley Close, Keresley, Coventry, who also admitted false imprisonment but was said to have acted under instruction, was sentenced to two years imprisonment suspended for two years.

Prosecutor Martin Liddiard said: “It was a form of punishment kidnapping involving the assault and humiliation of a 16-year-old boy who had had a relationship with a girl.

“It broke down in early 2014, and what went on was revenge on him.”

He was at his home in Nuneaton on January 31 when he had a message from the girl asking him to go to her home in Fisher Road in Foleshill, Coventry.

While he was there Hasan turned up and found him and called Alim, before the violence began.

The victim was found by members of the public ‘in a terrible state,’ crying and clearly terrified, in Foleshill Road at around 10pm, and the police were called.

Mohammed Riaz, for Hasan, said: “This was not a pre-planned offence. It was a chance meeting. He accepts he was the person who tied the complainant up and shaved his head, but he denied having any other weapon.

Lynette McClement, for Alim, said the victim had taken the girl to a mosque, pretending to be her brother in order to get permission for them to marry, and because of the relationship the girl ‘would now have no future.’

Alim’s part was in obeying instructions from his uncle to get rope, translating what Hasan was saying and recording what was done to the victim, in which he took no direct part, Miss McClement added.

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