In mid-November 2018, Sana Muhammad, a mother of five who was expecting her sixth child, was murdered in her East London house, according to Peacock’s “Meet, Marry, Murder: Unmathallegadoo.” Nevertheless, the fetus lived, and minutes after the murder, the culprit was apprehended by the police at the spot.
How Did Sana Muhammad Die?
In November 2018, Sana Muhammad, 35, resided in Newbury Park, Ilford, East London, with her spouse, Imtiaz Muhammad, and her five children, ages one, four, twelve, fifteen, and seventeen. Her sixth kid was due in another four weeks, and she was eight months pregnant. “Sana was a very outgoing and bubbly type of person,” Imtiaz said. She was always making me laugh, very talkative and friendly. I adore her so much because she was my soul mate, closest friend, wife, companion, and everything.
“Sana was a very family-oriented woman who raised our kids while I went to work,” he continued. She was a firm believer in the importance of a loving family and thought that parents ought to welcome their children home from school. Together, we had our future. With each of our children, we shared a really close attachment. That’s why it was startling when, on November 12, 2018, a perpetrator hiding in their garden shed in Ilford, shot and killed the 35-year-old mother of five in front of her family with a crossbow.
When Sana escaped upstairs, her attacker burst through the door and shot her with an eighteen-inch arrow. After being taken to the hospital after suffering an abdominal injury, she passed away from wounds to her stomach, liver, and heart, which resulted in a deadly heart attack. Ibrahim, her newborn baby, was delivered by emergency caesarian section by the medical professionals. According to police reports, the crossbow bolt just missed the infant by inches.
“The arrow went up into her heart but did not touch the unborn baby,” a distraught Imtiaz said. Four weeks was the baby’s due date. It would have been too dangerous to remove the arrow, so they carried out their operations with it in place. After being delivered on November 12, the baby was moved to a critical care unit and, two days later, was deemed to be out of danger. “The loss of my one and only child has had a profound impact on me and my life,” said Ellemah Sutharamandoo, Sana’s mother. My daughter was my entire world, and I lived for her and my grandchildren.
Who Killed Sana Muhammad?
In 1999, Sana was 16 or 17 years old when she got married in Mauritius to her ex-husband, Ramanodge “Ram” Unmathallegadoo, who was 30 at the time. There were rumors that their romance ended in 2012 after she fractured her ankle when she jumped out of an upper window. She then requested a restraining order, which forbade him from getting within 100 meters of her home. Even though she was happy with her new husband, Imtiaz, she was still afraid of her ex-husband.
He observed that ever since Ram had begun seeing the children, Sana had been afraid. “She would always say, ‘Ram does not forgive and forget,'” Imtiaz continued. Even if he loses everything, he likes to stir things up. Her worries were realized on November 12, 2018, when Imtiaz discovered Ram, then 50, hidden in the garden shed belonging to the family. He was carrying two crossbows, bolts, a knife, duct tape, cable ties, and a hammer. “I went to put a cardboard box in the shed,” Imtiaz recalled. He had the crossbow drawn and ready to go. I fled into the home as he was staring at me and threatening to shoot.
“My wife was doing the washing up,” he continued. I said, “Run, run, run!” He fired her. I can’t help but believe that she stole my arrow. Perhaps it was meant to hit me. Every youngster was present. It was terrible. The Home Office has received a report that provides insight into a terrible killing. It highlights serious shortcomings in police protocols and a number of concerning oversights that occurred before to the killing. Officers from Scotland Yard found a “burglary kit” including goods like prescription medication, duct tape, and binoculars behind Sana’s house in 2017.
The suspect, Unmathallegadoo, was named on the kit. Surprisingly, two policemen threw the bag in station yard bins rather than properly documenting the discovery, claiming they didn’t want to deal with paperwork. Not contacting Ram was part of this flagrant disrespect for protocol, which is against the law when it comes to using force. The discovery of two crossbows, bolts, a harpoon, and an acid bottle concealed in the identical spot behind an electrical junction box later proved to be even more concerning.
The lack of a connection between these two important discoveries raised questions about the investigation skills. Concerns were also raised by the original burglary kit not being properly documented, as this may have led to a more in-depth risk assessment. This omission was explained as a purposeful avoidance of paperwork, possibly as a result of work stress, rather as a result of forgetfulness or inexperience. Although Sana and Imtiaz lived in an area known to be prone to burglaries, the police didn’t seem too interested in doing more investigation.
The report also brought attention to Sana’s previous warning for reporting her ex-husband’s abuse using the incorrect emergency call system, which probably made her reluctant to report his threats against her kids. It also attacked the police for not asking questions about potential maltreatment based on honor after Sana and her ex-husband were divorced in 2014. Additionally, Sana was not given the chance to speak with an independent domestic violence adviser when she first reported abuse in 2012.
Where is Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo Now?
Ram was taken into custody by the police from the scene of the incident and accused of murder. Ram denied the murder charge during his trial in November 2019, claiming that he had gone to the house with the intention of talking to Mr. Muhammad about his daughter’s religious issues. He said that Imtiaz was his major concern when questioned by the police, but his ex-wife unintentionally became involved. The prosecution countered that Ram had intended to kill the couple as well as their unborn child.
Ram’s own children sought to take the crossbow away from him, and the court was told about it. In late November 2019, Ram, who was 51 years old at the time, was found guilty this time and given a sentence of 33 years to life, after his first trial in April 2019 was dismissed due to a juror’s concern regarding his mental state. The judge said, expressing his jealousy of Sana’s new life, “You have meticulously prepared this attack. You were carrying two loaded crossbows, and I have no doubt that your intention was to attack Imtiaz first, then Sana.
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