Sana Abbasi’s Sister Still Seeks Justice


Detectives Believe She Was Poisoned

The sister of a Bradford woman who died during a “suspected poisoning” insists that she is still looking for justice.


Sana Abbasi, 22, died at Bradford’s Royal Infirmary in July 2009 after she was kept in following the birth of her daughter. She had been complaining of an unexplained illness and later died. Detectives investigating the case believe the young mother had been poisoned. 


However, now five years later her sister insisted she is still looking for justice. Travelling from Pakistan to Bradford, Zunash Abbasi said she would also be wanting to gain custody of her sister’s daughter.


Fiaz Rehman, the husband of Sana Abbasi and her mother-in-law, Rukhsana had been arrested on suspicion of murder, but later released. No one has been charged in connection with her death.


She said: “There is no justice. It’s horrible. You can’t imagine how terrifying it’s been for our family. It’s killing us every day. We’re devastated. This is our hope now. I don’t know what the police have been waiting for. We are frustrated. You have no idea what we’re going through. I want justice. Sana was the most lively, educated person. She was a beautiful girl.”


Whilst, Detective Superintendent Mark Ridley, from West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services, said: “While it is now almost five years since Sana Abbasi’s death we remain as determined as ever to give her family the answers they need.

“All unsolved cases remain open pending any further information that may come to light and we continually review cases to ensure we have done everything we possibly can.”


“In terms of Sana’s death we have sought forensic opinion from world leading experts in this field but have been unable to prove conclusively that Sana was poisoned. I have personally kept in contact with Sana’s sister and family throughout the investigation and they are aware of the current circumstances.”


“As a young mother Sana’s death was particularly distressing and the enquiry team remain determined to bring anyone involved to justice.”


Anyone with information is asked to contact West Yorkshire Police’s Protective Services via 101.


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