A newly-wed groom Mohammed Majid Malik drowned in the swimming pool of a 5-star hotel in Duabi while his wife Maira Shahid unwittingly took photos of him on her phone, an inquest has heard.
Maira Shahid was watching Mohammed Majid Malik, swimming in a hotel pool on the last day of their honeymoon and taking pictures on her mobile phone before realising he was getting into difficulty.
An inquest in Ampthill, Bedfordshire, heard she then ‘risked everything’ by jumping into the 3.6 metre deep water to try to rescue her drowning husband – despite the fact that she couldn’t swim.
Two hotel guests dived in and managed to pull Mr Malik out of the water but staff were unable to resuscitate him.
At a previous hearing Mrs Shahid said: ‘I could see his hands going up and down and I went into the pool to try to get him up but I couldn’t.
‘I was screaming for help and couldn’t get hold of his hands.’
The inquest, held on Wednesday in Ampthill, Bedfordshire., heard how Mr Malik was pronounced dead 35 minutes after being pulled out of the pool on August 15 last year.
Source :Daily Mail