Online tributes are pouring in for Celine Dookhran, the 19-year-old whose body was found mutilated and stuffed inside a freezer at a £1.5 million London property.
People took to Facebook and Twitter to mourn the “beautiful” young woman’s brutal death.
My heart is breaking for #celinedookhran.There is nothing honourable about murdering&raping a young girl for being in love. Fuck religion.
— devils spawn (@Queenmurtad) July 25, 2017
One Facebook user said: “RIP Celine. Such a beautiful, intelligent soul.”
“RIP Celine, you were very beautiful and you will never be forgotten,” another wrote.
Mujahid Arshid, 33, and Vincent Tappu, 28, have been charged with a range of offenses over the incident, including kidnap, rape, murder and attempted murder.
A second woman, who has not been named, reportedly escaped a similar fate and was treated for slash wounds to her neck. She was also reportedly kidnapped and raped.
Dookhran’s body was found in the six-bedroom property in Kingston-upon-Thames on July 19.
It has been suggested by prosecutors that Dookhran, an Indian Muslim, was murdered because she was planning to marry a man of Arab Muslim descent. The family allegedly did not approve of the relationship.
Prosecutor Binita Roscoe has said the women were attacked by men in balaclavas wielding a Taser. They were then wrapped in dust sheets and taken to the location where Dookhran was found.
Describing the survivor’s ordeal, Roscoe said: “Her face and mouth were covered in duct tape. Her hands were tied with cable ties and her feet were tied with rope.
“She believes a sock was placed in her mouth. She had heard the deceased who was in the shower screaming. The deceased was brought down tied up.”
The two men charged appeared at the Old Bailey on Monday.
Arshid is set to appear again Wednesday and Tappu will return to the court at an unspecified date in August.