A 19-year-old woman was found dead in a bath full of acid just weeks after she reportedly married her alleged killer.
Aspiring surgeon Aminah Hayat, 19, was found dead on Sunday January 30 after police smashed down the door to the apartment she shared with her lover and alleged killer Meraj Zafar, 20, in Sydney, Australia .
NSW Police broke into the Pennant Hills Road unit after calls from a concerned family member.
Police believe she was killed between 12:00pm and 5:00pm on Saturday January 29, and was dissolved in the corrosive liquid at the home for 24 hours.
Aminah Hayat, a Bangladeshi national, is believed to have moved in with Zafar six months ago and they tied the knot just weeks before her death, according to Daily Mail Australia.
Photos from their social media show the couple holding each other in a loving embrace.
Aminah Hayat’s parents were reportedly unhappy with her plans to marry Zafar. They said she cut off all contact with them after moving in with Zafar, according to the Daily Mail.
In an emotional interview with 7News after her death, her father Abu Hayat said: « I love my daughter. I want my daughter (back).”
Police initially launched a manhunt after Zafar fled the scene in his truck.
However, he turned himself in to police at Bankstown Police Station at 12.30pm on Monday 31 January.
He was charged with the murder of Aminah Hayat.