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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Pakistani-American woman shot dead by ex-husband

Young Pakistani-American doctor Sania Khan was fatally shot dead by her former husband in Chicago. Ex-husband Raheel Chaudhry shot a 29-year-old year old following their divorce.

Khan was found in the condominium in Streetsville, Chicago, by the police who arrived at 4.30 pm after they received a call from a welfare check. The welfare check was requested by Georgia Police on Raheel Ahmed after his family reported him missing in Atlanta. Police reports mentioned by Chicago Tribune stated that law enforcement heard a gunshot when they arrived at the scene and a man groaning.

Officers found Sania Khan dead in the bedroom while her husband was found dead with a gunshot in his head and a gun in his hand. He was shifted to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. A suicide note was always found nearby him.

On the other hand, Sania was vocal about her ongoing divorce on social media and how as a South Asian woman she felt being failed in her life following her divorce.

On her TikTok account, the victim shared, “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 emotional support you receive, and the pressure to stay with someone because ‘what will people say’ is isolating. It makes it harder for women to leave [a] marriage that they shouldn’t have been in, to begin with.”

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She furthered, “it’s painful to walk away from someone you once loved. But it’s even more painful to love someone careless with your heart.”

“She could make a friend out of anyone and would always be there for them during their moments,” a friend of Khan told the Chicago-based editorial. “You would be hard pressed to find anyone who would say something bad about Sania because just knowing Sania added so much light to your life.”