Last moments of girl, 14, as she walks home before being killed with doctor mum by sick handyman who set home on fire
THIS is the moment a schoolgirl unknowingly walks to her death before she was drugged and murdered with her mum in a horrific attack.
Handyman Shahbaz Khan was yesterday jailed for life for the murders of Vian Mangrio, 14, and her mother Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, at their home in Burnley, Lancashire.
Lancashire Police released Vian’s final moments, showing her walking down a residential street in her school uniform.
Twisted Khan, 52, admitted their murder after claiming that supernatural spirits had been responsible for their deaths.
Yesterday he was jailed for life, and ordered to serve a minimum of 34 years in prison at Preston Crown Court.
The bodies of Dr Sacharvi and her daughter were found in their home after the fire was extinguished in October last year.
Khan dramatically changed his pleas to guilty on the 13th day of the trial, after telling a jury that he had left both women alive and well when he left their home on September 30.
He pleaded guilty to murder, and also admitted one count of arson, being reckless as to whether life was endangered.
The former computer network engineer strangled psychiatrist Dr Sacharvi before attacking Vian when she returned home from school.
Toxicology reports found that both victims has been drugged with diazepam, and the teenagers burned body was found in the lounge of their semi-detached home.
Khan had also attempted to set her mother alight in the front bedroom in the upstairs of the property.
Lancashire Police said: "Vian had returned home from school at around 3.25pm that day, at which point she was also drugged and killed.
"This is the last known footage of Vian that day. Harrowingly, we will never know the full extent of what awaited her when she arrived home."
Detectives also shared a video clips of the mum and daughter laughing at home as Vian played a trick on her mother.
Khan was arrested after CCTV footage from September 30 showed him visiting the home where he had previously carried out work, including a garage conversion.
These were pre-meditated, callous and merciless murders
Cops also found jewellery worth tens of thousands of pounds belonging to Dr Sacharvi in the loft of Khan’s home.
They also discovered a purple Samsung phone which contained Google searches on the morning of the attack for “obsessed” and “define obsessed.”
Rabia Shahbaz, Khan’s wife, was jailed for 30 months after being convicted of one count of perverting the course of justice when she provided a false alibi for her husband.
Sentencing Khan, Mr Justice Goss said: “These were pre-meditated, callous and merciless murders of a devoted mother and her loving, teenage daughter.
“They were planned and determined in their execution. You set about your preparations with care and I have no doubt you were motivated by financial gain.
“By your actions, Shahbaz Khan, a family has lost two loved members whose lives were taken in the most dreadful way.
“Nothing this court can do is able to undo what you have done and the appalling and tragic consequences of what happened.”
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