Father jailed for fatal house fire

A father of six has been jailed for life after dousing his home with petrol and setting it alight killing his wife.

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Man who murdered wife in "honour" crime jailed for life

A man who murdered his wife and injured his three daughters when he set fire to his house in an "honour" crime has been jailed for life and will serve at least 22 years in jail.

Mohammed Inayat, 56, deliberately set fire to his house in Sparkhill, Birmingham, in the early hours of April 17 to stop his daughter from flying to Dubai to marry her boyfriend as he believed it would bring dishonour to the family.

Birmingham Crown Court heard that his daughter and wife were due to catch a flight to Dubai later that same day.

Crimes committed to supposedly defend a family's honour will not be tolerated in our society and today's conviction of Mohammed Inayat demonstrates that.

Honour-based violence and forced marriages are ultimately about men policing the behaviour of women.

Inayat committed a dreadful crime, a crime which he committed because he was unable to accept the fact that his daughter wanted to get married to someone that she loved, cared for and wanted to spend the rest of her life with.

– Zafar Siddique, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands CPS

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