- Shamin Akhtar of Bradford, West Yorkshire, was unanimously found guilty by a jury at Preston Crown Court
- Detectives have described the mother-of-eight’s crime ‘as every child’s worst nightmare’
- Victim was persuaded to have some warm milk, which made her feel dizzy and made her sick
- Father and sister were both cleared – outside court the victim’s father Mohammed Khan said: ‘I miss my daughter’
By Liz Hull
PUBLISHED: 15:42 GMT, 13 June 2012 | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 13 June 2012
A Muslim mother faces a lengthy prison sentence after being convicted of drugging and kidnapping her own daughter when she broke off an arranged marriage and secretly married another man.
Shamim Akhtar, 59, plotted with close relatives to abduct her youngest daughter, Naila Afsar, 25, after she refused to marry her first cousin and ran away to marry her lover, Afsar Saddiq.
When her family discovered what she had done they threatened to kill her, before giving her a drink laced with a prescription sedative and driving her back to the family home.
Shamin Akhtar left) was unanimously found guilty by a jury after a four week trial at Preston Crown Court and her son Shamrez Khan, 34, (right) , and her son-in-law Zahid Mahmood also pleaded guilty to false imprisonment, kidnap and two counts of administering a drug with intent