Muslim husband freed after killing wife with 120 knife stabs after a year in custody
Man stabbed wife of 37 years 120 times, declared insane
A man stabbed wife of 37 years 120 times in a brutal slaying has walked away free from court less than a year later. Declared insane in court, he has walked away from custody after serving less than a year - reportedly recovered.
Farrukh Malik, a 66-year-old accountant brutally killed his wife at their north London home after suffering 'depressive psychosis' following the death of his mother. The father of two, must continue with medical treatment for the next two years.
He is now living with his brother in Slough, Berkshire, was set free after a judge ruled he had no power to detain him because of medical reports which state he is no longer a danger.
A psychiatrist warned Malik's condition could deteriorate again. Two other doctors said he was a low risk.
Setting him free, Judge Gerald Gordon stressed the order was "not a punishment.
"There is only one reason for making these requirements, and it's to ensure that you do not become unwell again," he said.
"There is no legal basis that would enable me to make a hospital order.
"If there is any indication that you are, the appropriate action can be taken before anything, let alone the tragic events that did happen, can happen.
"The family will play an important part in keeping an eye on you on a day-to-day basis," he added.
Pakistan-born Malik admitted to carrying out the killing, and was unanimously cleared of murder by reason of insanity following a two-day trial at the Old Bailey last December. Prosecutors did not challenge the defense.
Jurors cleared him of murder after two psychiatrists said he was suffering paranoid delusions at the time and did not have control over his actions.
Malik has since undergone eight rounds of electro convulsive therapy and is said to be responding to the treatment.
The court heard how he had a "good and happy" relationship with his wife, a playground assistant, and later refused to believe that he had killed her at their north London home.
Malik was in Pakistan last February when his mother died. Following his return to the U.K., he suffered a series of health problems including a heart attack and insomnia, before plunging into a deep depression and later threatening to kill himself, prior to the killing of his wife.
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Keywords: U.K., husband, wife, spousal abuse, murder, insanity
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