This is the moment a schoolgirl unintentionally goes to her death, before being drugged and murdered in a horrific assault with her mother.
Handyman Shahbaz Khan was yesterday sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of 14-year-old Vian Mangrio and his 49-year-old mother, Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, at their home in Burnley, Lancashire.
Lancashire Police released Vian’s final moments, which showed him in school uniform walking down a residential street.
Twisted Khan, 52, accepted his murder after claiming that supernatural spirits were responsible for his death.
Yesterday he was sentenced to life imprisonment, and ordered to serve at least 34 years in prison at Preston Crown Court.
The bodies of Dr Sacharvi and his daughter were found in their house in October last year after a fire was put out.
Khan dramatically changed his arguments to guilty on the 13th day of the trial, after telling a jury that he had left both women alive and well when he left his home on 30 September.
He pleaded guilty to murder, and also pleaded guilty to one count of arson, regardless of whether life was in danger.
The former computer network engineer had strangled psychiatrist Dr Sacharvi before attacking Viaan on his return home from school.
The toxicology report found that both victims had been intoxicated with diazepam, and that the charred body of the teenagers was found in the lounge of their semi-detached home.
Khan had also attempted to burn his mother in the upstairs bedroom of the property.
Lancashire Police said: “Wian returned home from school at around 3.25 pm that day, when he too was drugged to death.
“This is the last known footage of Viaan that day. Sadly, we will never fully know what awaited him when he got home.”
The detectives also shared a video clip of the mother and daughter laughing at home as Viaan plays a trick on her mother.
Khan was arrested after CCTV footage dated September 30 showed him visiting the house he had previously worked in, including a garage conversion.
These were pre-planned, ruthless and merciless killings.
Police also found jewelery worth thousands of pounds of Dr. Sacharvi from the loft of Khan’s house.
They also discovered a purple Samsung phone with a Google search on the morning of the attack for “obsessed” and “passion defined.”
Khan’s wife Rabia Shahbaz was jailed for 30 months after being convicted in a case of subverting the course of justice when she provided a false excuse for her husband.
Sentencing Khan, Mr Justice Goss said: “These were premeditated, harsh and merciless killings of a devoted mother and her beloved, teenage daughter.
“They were planned and determined in their execution. You did your preparation carefully and I have no doubt that you were motivated by financial gain.
“By your actions, Shahbaz Khan, a family has lost two loved ones whose lives were taken in the most horrifying way.
“Nothing this court can do is be able to undo what you have done and the horrific and tragic consequences of what happened.”