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Bromsgrove man Nezam Salangy who murdered his wife Zobaidah is jailed for 18 years

Bromsgrove Editorial 23rd Jun, 2022 Updated: 23rd Jun, 2022

A MAN found guilty of murdering his wife in Bromsgrove in 2020 has been jailed for 18 years.

Nezam Salangy, 44, of Austin Road, Bromsgrove, reported his 28-year-old wife Zobaidah missing but a police investigation discovered he had murdered her and, with the help of his brothers, buried her body in woodland.

​The brothers, Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 33, and Ramin Salangi, 31, both of Adamscroft Place, Caerphilly were found guilty of assisting an offender.

Yasin has been sentenced to four years and nine months in prison and Ramin has been sentenced to six years.

During the seven week trial, which ended in May, the court heard Salangy and his wife were in an unhappy marriage.

​On March 27, 2020, they had an argument, part of which was recorded, and the following day she disappeared.

​Salangy told a number of people she had left him, even showing messages from her phone which he had sent to himself saying she was going back to Afghanistan.

​The reality was on March 28, at the couple’s pizza business in Bromsgrove, Salangy had killed his wife.

​He contacted his two brothers who travelled from Cardiff to help him dispose of her body.

​It was buried, bound and wrapped in a duvet cover and bin bags, in a wooded area near Copyholt Lane, Lower Bentley.

​On April 1, Zalangy reported his wife missing but a few days later the missing person inquiry turned into a murder investigation and the three men were arrested.

​Six months later police discovered the body, though it was so decomposed that cause of death cannot be established.

Following the sentencing hearing at Worcester Crown Court today, Det Ch Insp Mark Peters said: “Nezam Salangy committed an horrific crime, brutally murdering his wife and burying her body to try to cover up his actions, and I am glad that he will now pay the price for that and spend the next 18 years in prison.

“Yasin and Ramin Salangi knew they were doing wrong helping their brother and they too have been served the justice they deserve.

“The other victims in this case are the children who have now lost both parents and my thoughts are with them and wider family members.”

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