Man Slits Throat and Burns Ex Girlfriend to Death, Kills Her Father and Younger Sister, Stabs Her Mother

Posted: November 13, 2013 in Uncategorized

‘I still hear him screaming’: Mother testifies about terrifying final moments when she saw her husband and child slaughtered ‘by her daughter’s ex-boyfriend who they disapproved of because he was Muslim Iftekhar Murtaza, 29, is on trial in California in connection to 2007 fiery attack on the Dhanak family Murtaza is accused of stabbing to death Jaypraykash Dhanak, 56, slitting the throat of his 20-year-old daughter, Karishma, and setting their bodies on fire Wife Leela Dhanak was stabbed in the stomach and had her throat slashed, but survived

Murtaza allegedly concocted murder plot with two friends after Dhanka’s youngest daughter, Shayona, broke up with him citing religious differences Murtaza married 20-year-old suspected murderess in jail in 2011

The woman woke up from a coma three weeks later to discover the family’s Anaheim Hills mansion had been burned, and her husband, 56-year-old Jaypraykash Dhanak, and elder daughter, Karishma Dhanak, 20, killed.

Last month, a pathologist testified that Karishma Dhanak was alive when  her throat was slit and her body was doused with gasoline and set on fire.

Autopsy results showed Jayprakash Dhanak suffered 29 stab wounds to his body. He also had his skull fractured, resulting in a fatal brain injury, according to Orange County Register.

The man was dead by the time his was set alight, according to the medical examiner’s testimony. His wife, Leela Dhanak, was stabbed in the stomach and had her throat slashed, but she survived after police found her lying unconscious on her neighbor’s lawn.

‘I do hear him screaming, crying. In my sleep I do hear,’ Dhanak testified during the trial of her younger daughter’s ex-boyfriend Iftekhar Murtaza on charges of carrying out the fatal attack.

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