Pakistani-American photographer Sania Khan, 29, was shot dead by her ex-husband in Chicago on Monday.
The police found Sania dead in her condominium after arriving at the premises to perform a welfare check, which was requested by the police in Georgia after Sania’s husband, Raheel Ahmad, was reported missing by his family.
The police personnel heard a gunshot upon arrival at the scene followed by sounds of a man groaning in pain. When the personnel entered the premises, Sania was found dead and her ex-husband was found in the bedroom with a single gunshot wound to the head. A suicide note was also discovered nearby, according to the US media.
Raheel was subsequently shifted to Northwestern Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Earlier on her TikTok account, Sania had said: “Going through a divorce as a South Asian Woman feels like you failed at life sometimes. The way the community labels you, the lack of emotional support you receive, and the pressure to stay with someone because ‘what will people say’ is isolating. It makes it harder for women to leave [a] marriage that they shouldn’t have been in, to begin with. It’s painful to walk away from someone you once loved. But it’s even more painful to love someone who is careless with your heart.”