A MAN has been found guilty of murdering his wife at the couple’s pizza business in Bromsgrove and burying her body in woodland near Copyholt Lane, Lower Bentley with the help of his brothers.
Nezam Salangy, 44, from Bromsgrove had previously reported his 28-year-old wife Zobaidah as missing.
He has been remanded and will be sentenced in June, as have his brothers Mohammed Yasin Salangi, 33, and 31-year-old Mohammed Ramin Salangi.
After murdering his wife. Salangy contacted his brothers who then travelled from Cardiff to help dispose of the body. Zobaidah was buried, bound and wrapped in a duvet cover and bin bags.
The court heard Salangy and his wife were in an unhappy marriage and in March 2020 they had an argument, part of which was recorded, and she disappeared the following day.
Salangy told a number of people that Zobaidah had left him, showing messages that he had sent to himself from her phone, claiming she was going back to Afghanistan.
He reported his wife missing on April 1 but days later the three men were arrested after the case turned into a murder investigation.
Police found the body six months later, although the cause of death could not be established due to the body being so decomposed.
Det Ch Insp Mark Peters, who led the murder investigation, said: “This was a horrendous crime and I am glad to see that Salangy and his brothers will now pay the price for their actions.
“A young woman died and two children are now growing up without both parents.
“My thoughts are with them and other family members affected by Zobaidah’s death.”