Moment dad is stabbed to death by drug dealer after row over drinkby Jane Wharton
Warning: Upsetting footage
Harrowing CCTV shows the chilling moment a father was stabbed to death by a drug dealer in a row about a spilt drink.
Malik Hussain, 35, was repeatedly stabbed in the chest with a Rambo-style knife as he sat in a car.
He was then dragged onto the street and stamped on as he lay dying on the pavement.
West Midlands Police released the disturbing footage as his killer, Haseeb Mirza, was jailed for life.
Birmingham Crown Court heard Mirza, 26, and his brother Adeeb launched the ‘utterly merciless’ attack on July 12 last year.
Adeeb Mirza fled to Pakistan less than 24 hours later and is still on the run.
Haseeb Mirza was unable to get out of the country because he couldn’t get a visa and police tracked him down to a hotel.
The court heard that both brothers were drug dealers and had been sitting in a car outside Pandora’s Box nightclub in the Digbeth area of Birmingham waiting for customers.
Victim Mr Hussain and his friend Adeel Yousaf were looking to buy cocaine and got into the vehicle.
The brothers then got a call to meet another client and the four men drove off in the VW Golf to the Sparkhill area of the city.
At some point a drink was spilt and ‘violence erupted spontaneously as a result of the disagreements in the car.’
The CCTV footage shows a struggle during which Mr Hussain, a father-of-three, was fatally stabbed in the chest.
He is then dragged from the vehicle and left for dead in the road as horrified motorists sit in traffic behind the vehicle.
Passers-by tried to help but Mr Hussain could not be saved and a post-mortem showed he had been stabbed four times.
The Mirza brothers drove off and later flagged down a taxi which took them past the murder scene and into a McDonalds drive-thru for a meal.
Mirza was tracked down to a Travelodge in Yardley, Birmingham, and when he was arrested cocaine and cannabis with a street value of £1,000 was found stashed under a mattress.
He was found guilty of murder following a trial and was jailed for life with a minimum of 21 years.
Mirza, of Small Heath, Birmingham, had claimed his brother inflicted the fatal wounds and he was unaware of what happened.
Jailing him, Judge Kristina Montgomery QC said: ‘Malik Hussain was a father of three children and they, like his widow and close family, are utterly devastated by his loss.
‘You Mirza must be sentenced for his murder. He was killed by you and your brother by a particularly brutal and senseless attack and left to die on a busy road.’
She added she could not be certain who inflicted the fatal injuries but Mirza must have known that the ‘large hunting knife with a ferocious blade’ might be used.
She continued: ‘Even when he was lying fatally injured you stamped on his upper body
‘It was utterly merciless. You did all you could to conceal your tracks.’
Following the verdict Mr Hussain’s family said in a statement: ‘Malik was a kind hearted, generous caring son, brother, husband and father.
‘He would do anything to help his family and anyone that knew him. Life will never be the same without him.
‘We miss his jokes and his laughter. His smile was enough to brighten up the whole room.’
‘There is not a member of our family that has not been severely affected by what happened to Malik on that night leading to his untimely death.’