According to local media, the couple was married for less than a year and they divorced last May.
A man committed suicide last Monday in the American city of Chicago after allegedly having shot dead his former wife, because he had revealed details about his divorce on his TikTok account, collect local media.
According to police reports, the 36-year-old murderer Raheel Ahmed traveled from his home in the city of Alpharetta, in the state of Georgia, to the home of his ex-partner to achieve “save your marriage”. The victim was identified as Sania Khan, who was a 29-year-old Pakistani-American photographer. He had moved to Chicago in June of last year.
Following the report of the alleged murderer’s disappearance, filed by his relatives, the officers of the Alpharetta Police Department asked their Chicago counterparts to carry out an identity check, since it was presumed that he was in Khan’s home. Arriving at the site, Chicago police found and identified the bodies of Khan and Ahmed.
The officers stated that Sania Khan died at the scene, while Ahmed had to be taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. They also mentioned that they found a firearm.
The deceased, originally from Tennessee, had published a series of videos on TikTok, where she described her marital problems, as well as the situation of their divorce. “The way the community labels you, the lack of emotional support you receive and the pressure to stay with someone because of ‘what will people say ‘ it isolates you”, Khan mentioned, adding that it “makes it harder for women to leave marriages they shouldn’t have been in.”
“The year I got married, the year I moved from a small town to one of the largest cities in the country, the year I filed for divorce, the year I I almost died,” he said. According to local media, the couple was married less than a year and divorced last May.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence USA reported that about 10 million adults experience violence in their homes each year. In addition, the US National Domestic Violence Hotline detailed that women between the ages of 18 and 34 experience the highest rates of violence from their partners.