A taxi driver who brutally murdered his 19-year-old wife because he as embarrassed by her refusal to bend to his will has been jailed for 16 years.
Mohammad Qoraishi, 27, knifed Parwin 38 times, battered her with a frying pan and strangled her in their kitchen as she was cooking eggs on Day.
After their arranged marriage, the thug was infuriated because the aspiring lawyer had refused to leave their home in Kent and move to Hull, East Yorkshire, where he had grown up.
Trouble started after they married in August 2018, when Qoraishi insisted his wife relocate despite her having been accepted onto a university course.
Her family insisted that he move to be close to them instead, leading to tensions between Qoraishi and his father-in-law.
In a text to Parwin in November last year while still living apart, Qoraishi – also known as Tawos – told her: ‘I’m fing ped off big time. People are telling me what type of wife you have when she doesn’t give a s*** about you.
‘You make things hard for me now. I have to work like a donkey now. I am coming but I’m not happy at all because you don’t listen to me.’
His friend tried to intervene but was told by Parwin’s father, also a taxi driver: ‘Curse to his clan, curse to anyone backing him. Tawos is no more than a donkey. Tawos is an animal.’
The father found Parwin dead on her kitchen floor hours after he last spoke to her, Maidstone Crown Court heard.
Prosecutor Alexandra Healy QC said: ‘Parwin Quriashi was the victim of a ferocious and sustained attack in her own kitchen.
She had 38 stab wounds. She had also been strangled and hit to the back of her head with a frying pan.
‘The defendant fled the scene in his Audi A3 and was subsequently apprehended in the vicinity of Dover, no doubt the Crown say, intending to try to leave the country, not appreciating that because it was Christmas Day, the Port of Dover was closed.’
Parwin was found on her side holding the knife while dressed in a blood-stained pink top, trousers and socks.
Despite the efforts of her father, paramedics and an air ambulance crew, she was declared dead at the scene.
Qoraishi fled the flat in his car, triggering an ANPR camera at 12.22pm, and drove to see a relative in Croydon, south London, before heading back down through Kent to Dover.
Police spotted him on the A2 just after 4.30pm as he waited at traffic lights and was arrested. His denim jacket, jeans and T-shirt were blood-stained.
He admitted killing Parwin, and was sentenced to at least 16 years and 82 days before being considered for parole.
Passing sentence, Judge David Griffith-Jones QC said Qoraishi had ‘frenziedly and senselessly’ murdered his young wife, who would have been a ‘bright light’ at Canterbury Christchurch University.
You also wrenched her from her immediate family in the most unexpected and brutal of fashions, depriving them of a daughter and sister, thereby inflicting on her parents and siblings a degree of pain and suffering so sudden and extreme that it will surely live with them forever.
‘I accept you were not your normal self. You were in a rage and you snapped. However, the inescapable fact is you then proceeded deliberately to perform these acts of utter barbarity.
‘You have now, in the cold light of day, had to face the enormity of what you have done, and I am prepared to accept that your feelings of shame, embarrassment and remorse are genuine and not simply the product of self-pity.’
Hull friends of the taxi driver have spoken of their shock at the killing. Qoraishi worked as a black cab driver in the city before moving to Kent.
Shwan Hawler says Qoraishi had never showed any signs of violence and he has been left completely shocked by the news. Mr Hawler met Qoraishi in Spring Bank restaurants and takeaways.
He said: ‘He seemed a very good person and I really don’t why this happened but I heard from some people they said he had a family problem. I was shocked.
‘He talked me like a friend but I don’t know what he thinks inside his mind. He was always laughing and talking.’
The couple, who had an arranged marriage in Afghanistan in August 2018, moved in together just five days before Christmas but their days living together lasted less than a week.
It is believed Qoraishi got most of his trade as a taxi driver working from Paragon Interchange before he made the move to Maidstone.
The pair, who were also paternal cousins and grew up in the same house, moved apart when he headed to England in 2007 to build a new life – until she joined him in the UK with some of her family in Maidstone in 2011.
As a teenager he began life in Hull where he studied at Endeavour High School before getting into work.
Another man, who does not want to be named, recalled meeting him for the first time when they were both 15 years old but says there was never any sign of what was to come.
‘We were in extra English lessons at Endeavour,’ he said. ‘He had always been really nice. He was always smiling and chatty.
‘It was only for a year that I knew him. He was very pleasant. He came up to me a couple of years ago in a gym. He said he was a delivery driver or he was working in a takeaway.
‘It was like speaking to some normal person you haven’t seen for a while. There were no violent comments or anything. Nothing about hurting anyone or anything ever. I don’t justify any of what happened but you don’t know what goes through peoples heads.’