A teenager was kidnapped and had her throat cut before she was stuffed into a freezer in her £1.5m home, an inquest heard.
The body of 19-year-old Muslim Celine Dookhran was found inside a £1.5million home after a second woman whose throat was also cut warned police from hospital, it is said.
At West London Coroner’s Court today, coroner’s officer Henry Davies said Ms Dookhran was tied, gagged and kidnapped before being beaten in a Kingston-upon-Thames mansion.
‘It is believed that she was kidnapped by two males and subjected to an assault and a knife attack, Celine was murdered.
‘Police searched the property in Coombe Lane West and discovered a body in the freezer.
‘Life was pronounced extinct and a special post-mortem took place at Kingston on the July 23 following this the provisional cause of death was set as an incised wound to the neck.’
Both women are said to have been raped in the attack which resulted in Ms Dookhran’s death on July 19.
The inquest into Ms Dookhran’s death was opened and adjourned today pending an ongoing police investigation.
Coroner Sarah Ormond-Walshe could not confirm whether the inquest would resume.
‘There may not be a full inquest depending on what happens in the police investigations.
‘So opened and adjourned today, the inquest is essentially suspended for the moment.’
Mr Davies told the court that Ms Dookhran was identified by her mother.
In a statement released through police the family of Ms Dookhran paid tribute to ‘an amazingly talented and loving daughter’.
‘Celine Dookhran was an amazingly talented and loving daughter who brought happiness, joy and laughter to her family and friends.
‘We are proud of Celine for everything she had achieved and were looking forward to seeing a loving, caring and innocent young girl fulfill her potential in life and carry on making us proud.
‘We thank all those who have offered their support.’
Mujahid Arshid, 33, of no fixed address, has appeared at the Old Bailey charged with the murder, rape and kidnap of Ms Dookhran.
He is further charged with the rape, attempted murder and kidnap of the second woman.
He appeared along with his co-defendant, Vincent Tappu, 28, of Ealing, West London, who is charged with the kidnap of both women.
Both men are due to appear at the Old Bailey on August 21.