[12 JAN 01]
CRIMES, FIRES & ACCIDENTS
Youths Sought In
Coventry Murder Hunt
murder inquiry has been launched after forensic tests showed that
a house fire that killed a Coventry woman was arson.
say they are unable to reveal the exact details of the tests
carried out at the house in Queen Mary’s road in Foleshill, but
say the fire was started deliberately.
woman who died from the effects of smoke inhalation has been named
as Nasreen Akhtar, aged 36.
died from her injuries at the Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital
on Wednesday, the day after the attack.
two daughters, Bhaktauar Zahreen, aged three, and Aisha Zahreen,
aged 18 months, are both still in a seriously ill condition at the
Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
family were rescued from a downstairs bathroom by firefighters
when the blaze was being tackled shortly after midnight on
dead woman’s husband was out of the country at the time of the
attack, but has since returned.
the attack was arson, the death is being treated as murder, and an
incident room has been set up.
said they are looking for any witnesses to any suspicious activity
in the road between 11.30pm and 12am.
particular they are looking for a group of youths spotted near the
house shortly before the fire was discovered.
of the public should ring the incident room on 024 7653 9160 if
they say anything.
[11 JAN 00] COVENTRY WOMAN DIES
FROM HOUSE FIRE INJURIES