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A court has been told 2 men were killed and dumped in a quiet Yorkshire country lane, because one of them was having an affair with a married woman.
A jury was told that Afghan electrician 35 year old Ahmedin Sayed Khyel, was killed with his friend, labourer Imran Khan, also from Afghanistan, by at least three men at a house in Bradford, West Yorkshire, in May last year.
Prosecutor Tahir Khan QC told Bradford Crown Court that the prime suspect in the murders was taxi driver Muhammed Zubair. He said Mr Khyel had been having an affair with Zubair's wife, Kainaat Bibi. But the court heard that Zubair fled the UK on a flight to Islamabad, Pakistan, and has never been found.
Mr Khan told the jury the prosecution case was that 40 eyar old Sabir Hussain, who went on trial on Thursday accused of the murders - was one of the other men involved in the “violent attack with weapons on two defenceless men”.
The prosecutor said: “There can be no doubt that Ahmedin Khyel was murdered because of his affair with this married woman.”
He said: “The two friends were brutally attacked with weapons and killed. It's the prosecution case at least three men were involved in the killings.”
Mr Khan said the two victims were found dead, with head injuries, in a lane near the village of Tong, between Bradford and Leeds.
But he said the killings took place at Zubair's home at Heath Terrace, Barkerend, Bradford, and Zubair's van was used to transport the bodies. Taxi driver Hussain, of Wensleydale Road, Bradford, denies two counts of murder.
He is on trial with Mohammed Iqbal Mazar, 29, of Athol Road, Bradford, who denies one count of perverting the course of justice relating to the removal of blood stains and blood stained furniture.