Family’s murder tragedy
A COUPLE who had family members murdered in a shooting have named their new baby after one of the victims. Noreen Rehman, 37, of Jessop Road in Stevenage, has given birth to a baby daughter while her husband Habib is in Pakistan trying to find out what h
A COUPLE who had family members murdered in a shooting have named their new baby after one of the victims.
Noreen Rehman, 37, of Jessop Road in Stevenage, has given birth to a baby daughter while her husband Habib is in Pakistan trying to find out what happened to his brother and his sister-in-law.
Mohammed Razzaq, 44, and his pregnant wife Farzand, 40, were killed in front of their eight children on February 24 when three masked gunman burst in to their home.
Mr Rehman is trying to bring the couple's children, aged between two and 22, back with him to live with him and his wife and their four children in Stevenage.
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The couple's newest addition to their family has been named Zafeerah Farzand Rehman after her dead aunt and was born on Saturday, March 12, weighing just under eight pounds.
Mrs Rehman said: "She is doing really well. We decided to name her in memory of my sister-in-law."
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Her husband was devastated to miss the birth of Zafeerah especially as he was at the birth of his son and two other daughters.
Mrs Rehman spoke to her husband on Monday. The murderers are still at large and the couple still have no idea how long it will take to get the children to the UK.
The family have enlisted the help of Stevenage MP Barbara Follett who has promised to guide them through the proper procedures.
She said: "The Rehman family have suffered a terrible tragedy and I, like everyone else, want to do what I can to help them care for their relatives.
"But there is no way that I can shorten the very complex and lengthy process which everyone, whatever their circumstances, has to go through if they want to move to this country.