|Hamzah Chaudry and Arfan Hussain Shah|
Four men were arrested, charged and convicted of assault after stabbing a man in the behind for falling in love with a woman, prosecutors in the United Kingdom said.
Now, the four men appeared at the St. Albans Crown Court, where they were sentenced for their roles in a terrifying family honor based violent incident, which occurred in Watford.
During the incident, a 21-year-old man was kidnapped, beaten and stabbed in the behind, and a 19-year-old woman had her hair cut off.
Arfan Hussain Shah, 38, of Paddock Close, Watford, was found guilty by a jury of kidnaping.
He was sentenced to nine years in prison with an extended sentence of five years, which means he can be recalled to prison any time within the next 14 years.
Hamzah Chaudry, 26, of Albert Road North, Watford, who was the main instigator behind the incident, pleaded guilty to kidnaping and was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison.
Yaser Ahmed, 31, of Charlock Way, Watford, pleaded guilty to actual bodily harm (ABH) and was sentenced to 20 months in prison.
Khalid Chaudry, 53, Albert Road North, Watford, pleaded guilty to ABH and was sentenced to a 12-month community order to carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.
He was also given a 12-month supervision order.
Rubina Chaudry, 45, of Albert Road North, Watford, pleaded guilty to ABH and was sentenced to 14 months in prison suspended for eighteen months.
The 21-year-old man of Lancashire, was kidnapped outside the Watford Junction train station, following the discovery that he was in a relationship with the 19-year-old woman from Watford, which her family and her family's associates did not approve of despite them both being Muslim.
After being taken to a house against his will, he was threatened with a machete and subsequently violently assaulted.
He was then bundled into the back of a black Astra and driven to a remote part of Northamptonshire, where he was subjected to further assaults before being stabbed, but managed to escape.
“This was a completely unjustified, planned and premeditated attack. The victim, a young Muslim student, was attacked because he was having a relationship with a woman and members of her family, her parents and two brothers, disapproved of their relationship and deemed him unsuitable,” the prosecutor said.
Having discovered the relationship, Hamzah Chaudry, the elder brother, who ran the local taxi firm at Watford Junction Railway station, took the lead in kidnapping the young man with Arfan Hussain Shah, a friend of the family.
Both were convicted of kidnap and Hamzah Chaudry was also convicted of assault. Khalid Chaudry, the father, was convicted of assaulting the young man as was Yaser Ahmed, another friend of the family.
The young woman had her hair cut off by Rubina Chaudry, her mother, who was also convicted of assault.