Young mother pushing stroller fatally stabbed; arrest made

A man has been arrested for stabbing a 27-year-old mother to death while she was pushing her baby in a stroller. On Tuesday 9 April, West Yorkshire Police in England confirmed in a press release that Habibur Masum, 25, from Oldham in Lancashire, had been arrested on suspicion of murdering Kulsuma Akter on Saturday, April 6, while she was walking on the street with her child.

Masum has been designated as a suspect following a public search for him by the police. About 180 miles south of the murder scene, in the town of Aylesbury, he was found in the early hours of April 9.Police issued a statement saying, “The public and the media are thanked for widely circulating the appeal for information regarding Kulsuma’s death.”

Akter was stabbed in Bradford, Yorkshire at 3:pm (9pm local time) and later died from his injuries after being taken to hospital. Authorities confirmed the victim and suspect knew each other, West Yorkshire Police said they had spoken to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) due to contact with Akter before his death.

Masum is charged with assaulting Akter on November 23 and threatening to kill her on November 24, according to court documents obtained by the BBC.
The agency stated that although Greater Manchester Police had also referred the matter to the Independent Office for Police Conduct, the incidents are thought to have happened in Manchester.

“She was with her young child at the time of the incident. The child is safe and uninjured during the incident,” police said in a press release, adding that a person A 23-year-old man is also still in the house detained after being arrested on Monday April 8 in Cheshire on suspicion of assisting an offender.

In a statement, Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson of the Homicide and Investigation Team of West Yorkshire Police said: “This is a tragic incident in which a mother has lost her life in the most appalling circumstances.”The detective went on, “We understand that this has caused significant concern in the local community.”




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