Mum brandished knife and told son ‘I’ll kill you’ over white girlfriend

A businesswoman stalked her son and threatened to kill him after discovering he was seeing “a white girl”.

Naveed Raza, 52, from the town of Livingston in Scotland, started to get suspicious in July 2019, three months after her son Mohsin Raza had begun seeing Caralyn Downie.

The 27-year-old was still living with his mum and dad Shahid Raza, 55, and had kept the relationship a secret, the Daily Record reports.

On Sunday, July 14, Raza, who directs an Edinburgh property company, confronted her son.

Prosecutor Katie Cunningham told Falkirk Sheriff Court: “[She] told him the relationship could not continue, and he was 'bringing shame on the family'."

Mohsin refused to end the relationship, at which point his mum fetched "a large black-handled knife" from the kitchen.

Miss Cunningham said: "She stood in front of Mohsin and held the knife close to her chest pointing towards her chin.

"She told him he should use the knife on her as this was the only way he'd be allowed to continue the relationship.

"She went on to say she could not live with the shame of him being in a relationship with a white girl.”

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Raza eventually put the knife down and Mohsin was driven off by Caralyn, who had been waiting outside for him.

He then received "a constant bombardment" of texts and messages from his mum, and "various efforts at making him feel guilty through emotional blackmail".

Raza said: “Allah kasam, if you don't get back tonight I'll find you and I'll kill you, I'm not joking.

"If this thing leaked I'll kill myself, and I won't let you live or the rest!!!!"

Mohsin eventually left home, and went to live with Miss Downie and her family in Bonnybridge, Stirlingshire.

His parents later turned up when he was parked outside an Asda, and Mohsin had no idea how they knew he was there.

Police were called, Raza was arrested, and "made a number of admissions".

She pleaded guilty to stalking and using threatening behaviour.

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Solicitor Paul Sweeney, defending, said: "Mr and Mrs Raza wish to reconcile with Mohsin and have a positive relationship with Miss Downie going forwards. They are happy for Mohsin to have his own life.

"Mohsin is about to embark on married life, and very much wants his parents and family to be part of that."

Sheriff David Clapham fined Raza £500.

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