A mother-of-four had her throat ‘cut in half’ and her hand severed by her younger sister, who had been having an affair with her husband.
Sabah Khan, 27, slaughtered her 34-year-old sister Saima Khan in a frenzied attack at their home in Luton because she wanted her brother-in-law Hafeez Rehmen for herself.
Mrs Khan was found in a pool of blood in the hallway of the property on May 23, 2016.
The Old Bailey, where Sabah will be sentenced today after pleading guilty to murder, heard she lay in wait before butchering her sister with a kitchen knife, and pulling off her clothing to continue stabbing her as she lay dead.
The home, where the sisters lived with their parents, Saima’s husband and their four young children, has now gone on the market for £360,000.
Sabah is believed to have virtually cut her older sister’s neck in half and sawn her hand off in the savage attack which took place in the hallway close to the front door.
Saima’s four young children were sleeping upstairs as she was murdered by her younger sister, who had bought a knife from a Tesco store two days earlier.
Other members of the family found the mother-of-four lying in a pool of blood when they returned late at night.
Police sent to the scene initially investigated claims a burglar had broken into the property and carried out the killing.
But eight days after the killing detectives arrested Sabah after the knife was recovered from a bin bag in her bedroom.
Sabah Khan is due to be sentenced at the Old Bailey today after pleading guilty to murder.
Saima, who was also a care worker, had moved to England from Holland and lived with her sister, their parents, her children and her taxi-driver husband Hafeez Rehman.
She was described by neighbours as a ‘quiet but friendly lady’.
Shortly after her death Mrs Khan’s husband Hafeez paid an emotional tribute to his wife.
He said: ‘She was a loving mother to four beautiful children, a devoted wife, a beloved daughter and the most caring of sisters.
‘She has been taken from us at the age of 34 and my children have been deprived of their mother.
‘This was a junction in our lives where we intended to watch our children grow, to love them and spend quality time as a family and make memories.
‘We have been left with a gap in our lives and we can only pray that she is resting in peace.
‘As everyone can appreciate and understand that the circumstances have torn our hearts apart.’
After the case the senior investigating office, Detective Inspector Adam Gallop described the murder as ‘a horrific crime.’
He added: ‘This is any family’s worst nightmare – it is beyond comprehension for the family to hear that one daughter has brutally murdered another.
‘It has been a horrendous ordeal for them and we are pleased that we have received the guilty plea today.
‘We continue to support the family, I’m not sure there can ever really be a closure, but what I do hope is that after sentencing they can hear what happened that night and start to move forward.’
Revealed: House of horrors where 27-year-old woman stabbed her sister to death goes up for sale as the killer is due to be sentenced
The house where Sabah Khan savagely hacked her older sister to death has gone on the market for £360,000.
The home, where the sisters lived with their parents and Saima’s husband Hafeez Rehman and their four young children, has now gone up for sale.
The semi-detached property is marketed as a ‘traditional’ home offering ‘spacious accommodation throughout and as the potential to be heavily extended’.
It is set in the Challney area of Luton, near the M1.