Man kills ex-wife after she posted about their marriage problems on TikTok

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A man is thought to have travelled hundreds of miles to his ex-wife’s home and shot her dead before taking his own life in a murder-suicide after she wrote about their relationship problems on TikTok.

Raheel Ahmad, 36, headed to Chicago from his home in Georgia last week to confront Sania Khan, 29.

The pair had divorced in May less than a year after they’d got married, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

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Sania, who was a Pakistani-American photographer, had used her TikTok account to describe the pressures she faced in seeking a split with Ahmad.

In one post, she wrote: “Going through a divorce as a South Asian woman feels like you failed at life sometimes.

“The way the community labels you, the lack of support you receive, and the pressure to stay with someone because ‘what will people say’ makes it harder for women to leave marriages that they shouldn’t have been in to begin with.”

According to police reports, cops went to Sania’s home at about 4.30pm last Monday after officers in Alpharetta, Georgia, requested a check on Ahmad. The killer’s family had reported him missing from the Atlanta suburb where he lived.

As officers knocked on the door, they heard a single gunshot. When they got in, they found Sania with a gunshot wound to the back of the head and blood on her face that had already dried, a source told the Sun-Times.

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Ahmad, who was found in a bedroom, had also been shot in the head. He was holding a 9mm Glock handgun, and he’d left a suicide note.

On her TikTok account, Sania – who specialised in pictures of weddings and happy couples – was sent a message before she died by a user called Rabiaadeel, who said: “You’ll get through this.”

In a heartbreaking reply on her post entitled “Hugs to anyone going through this too”, Sania wrote: “I have no doubt that I will get through it.”

On her professional website, the former flight attendant said she had grown up in Tennessee before moving to Chicago last year. She had been planning to move back to her home state.


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