A drug dealer today admitted killing a new bride and her unborn child by crashing his car into hers during a high-speed police chase.
Javad Malik, 25, ploughed his Renault Laguna into a Ford Fiesta being driven by Ahtia Tabisim, 28, who was three months pregnant.
Malik was trying to escape police when he crashed his car, which was full of Class A and B drugs.
Pretty Ahtia suffered horrific injuries and later died in hospital after the smash on January 27 this year.
Malik pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving and not being insured or having a licence when he appeared at Birmingham Crown Court.
Malik, of Yardley, Birmingham, also admitted one count each of possessing heroin and cocaine with intent to supply after police found drugs in the wreckage of his Renault.
He also pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing cannabis on his person.
Warning Malik he faced prison, Judge William Davis QC told Malik: “It hardly needs me to tell you the offences you have pleaded guilty to, singularly and cumulatively, are very serious and you will be bound to be sentenced to a very significant term of imprisonment.”
The mum-to-be died when an out-of-control Renault Laguna driven by Malik ploughed into her Ford Fiesta in Landor Street, Saltley, Birmingham.
Tragic Ahtia – known as Asha to friends and family – had wed husband Bahdar Zahman, 42, just five months before her death and she was expecting their first child.
Care worker Ahtia was rushed from the scene of the crash to hospital but died a short time later of multiple injuries.
Speaking at the time, friends and family paid tribute to “beautiful” Asha who “spent her life caring for others.”
Her distraught sister-in-law Nahila Mahmood, 24, said: “We are absolutely shattered by her death.
“It’s just devastated us all more than words can convey.
“When she found out she was pregnant – she was over the moon. She wanted a little girl because she always said there were too many boys in her family.
“Badar is just a broken man, he is devastated.
“She loved her job and would work 12 hours a day no problem at all. We couldn’t believe how much she loved it.
“She worked with disabled and elderly people at a care home and if one of them died she would be devastated for weeks.
“She dedicated her life looking after others and making their lives better. The world has lost a special person.”
Malik was remanded into custody ahead of a sentencing hearing on July 19.