Man arrested for fatal stabbing of mother out with baby in stroller

April 10, 2024 by No Comments

Police have arrested a 25-year-old man suspected of fatally stabbing a mother who was out walking her baby in a stroller in Bradford, England on Saturday. While police did not name the person they arrested, he has been identified as Habibur Masum, who was previously reported to be the suspect in the case. West Yorkshire Police said that the suspect is from Oldham and was arrested early Tuesday morning in the Aylesbury area. He stands accused of murdering Kulsuma Akter, 27, during a walk at around 3:21 p.m. on April 6. West Yorkshire Police said that she was “taken to hospital but subsequently died from her injuries.” “This is a tragic incident in which a mother has lost her life in the most horrific of circumstances,” Detective Chief Inspector Stacey Atkinson of West Yorkshire Police said in a statement. “We understand that this has caused a considerable amount of concern in the local community. Local Neighbourhood Policing teams are patrolling the area conducting reassurance to the community.” Akter was pushing a stroller when she was attacked, but authorities said that her baby was not physically harmed. Authorities had said they believed Masum and Akter knew each other. Masum was recorded standing outside a bus stop shortly after the murder, and police also recovered a knife from the scene. According to the BBC, Masum was charged with threatening to kill Akter back in November after assaulting her a day prior. Both incidents were alleged to have happened in Manchester, according to court documents obtained by the media outlet. “Due to police having contact with Kulsuma prior to her death, West Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Office of Police Conduct,” the department’s press release states. Police also arrested a 23-year-old man for allegedly assisting an offender. are actively investigating the incident, and ask anyone with information to contact them. ‘ Andrea Vacchiano contributed to this report.