Chicago man fatally shot his wife before killing himself

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Chicago man fatally shot his wife before killing himself

A man traveled more than 700 miles to Chicago to go to his ex-wife’s home, where he fatally shot her before killing himself.

The tragic incident happened after she spoke about their relationship problems on TikTok, authorities say.

Sania Khan, 29, and her ex-husband, Raheel Ahmad, 36, were found with gunshot wounds to the head in her condo last week, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The pair tied the knot but divorced in less than a year. Ahmad of Alpharetta, Georgia, traveled to Illinois last week and killed Khan.


The New York Post reported that Khan, a Pakistani American photographer, often discussed the challenges she faced when seeking a split with Ahmad, 

“Going through a divorce as a South Asian woman feels like you failed at life sometimes,” she wrote in one post.

“The way the community labels you, the lack of support you receive, and the pressure to stay with someone because ‘what will people say’ makes it harder for women to leave marriages that they shouldn’t have been in, to begin with.”