Police charge man, 51, with murders of doctor and teenage daughter

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Police charge man, 51, with murders of doctor and teenage daughter
MURDERED: Bodies of a doctor and her daughter were discovered at their home. CREDIT: Facebook

Police have charged a man with the murder of a doctor and her 14-year-old daughter.

THE bodies of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and teenager Vian Mangrio were found in their fire and smoke-damaged home in Burnley, Lancashire on October 1.

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Last night, Lancashire Police confirmed Shabaz Khan, 51, of Ribble Avenue, Burnley, has been charged with two offences of murder and a further offence of arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered.

He is due to appear at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court today, Friday, October 9.

A woman, 44, from Burnley, arrested yesterday on suspicion of perverting the course of justice and aiding and abetting murder, remains in custody.


“The bodies of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and a girl, believed to be her 14-year-old daughter, Vian Mangrio, were sadly found at an address on Colne Road, Reedley after officers were called at around 8.45am to a report of concern for safety.” said the police in a statement.

A post-mortem revealed Dr Sacharvi died as a result of pressure to the neck and that she had also suffered an assault.


A post-mortem investigation on the second body remains ongoing.

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