A 19-year-old woman was found dead in a bath full of acid just weeks after she reportedly married her alleged killer.
Aspiring surgeon Aminah Hayat, 19, was found dead on Sunday, Jan. 30, after police smashed the door to the flat she shared with her lover and suspected killer Meraj Zafar, 20, in Sydney, Australia.
NSW Police broke into the unit on Pennant Hills Road following calls from a worried family member.
Police believe she was killed between 12pm and 5pm on Saturday, Jan. 29, and she was left dissolving in the corrosive liquid for 24 hours in the flat.
Aminah Hayat, a Bangladeshi national, is said to have moved in with Zafar six months ago and they tied the knot just weeks before her death, according to Daily Mail Australia.
Photos from their social media show the pair holding each other in a loving embrace.
Aminah Hayat’s parents were reportedly unhappy with her plans to wed Zafar. They said she cut off all contact with them after she moved in with Zafar, according to the Daily Mail.
In an emotional interview with 7News after her death, her dad Abu Hayat said: “I love my daughter. I want my daughter (back).”
Police initially launched a manhunt after Zafar was spotted fleeing the scene in his truck.
However, he handed himself in to police at the Bankstown Police Station at 12.30pm Monday, Jan. 31.
He has been charged with Aminah Hayat’s murder.