TikTok star who details divorce killed by ex-husband: Police

Sania Khan took to Tik Tok to describe the agony of being pressured to stay in an unhappy marriage.

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A Tik Tok star who opened up about her divorce on the social media platform has been shot dead by her ex-husband.

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Sania Khan’s killer took his own life again.

Police say Khan, 29, and her ex-husband, Raheel Ahmed, 36, were found dead in their Chicago condo early Monday in what detectives are calling a murder-suicide. Both were shot in the head.

Khan – who goes by the name geminigirl_099 – took to TikTok to describe the agony of being pressured to stay in a couple’s unhappy marriage. She said the pressure came from her ex-husband and her own family.

According to Chicago Sun TimesInvestigators say Ahmed traveled from Georgia in another attempt to save their union even though their divorce was finalized in May.

Sania Khan Spoke About The Pressure From Her Family, Community And Ex-Husband To Save The Marriage.  He Killed Her On Monday.  Sania Khan/Tik Tok
Sania Khan spoke about the pressure from her family, community and ex-husband to save the marriage. He killed her on Monday. Sania Khan/Tik Tok

In one, she said: “You think you can hurt me? My family told me that if I left my husband, I would let the devil win, I would dress like a prostitute. And if I go back to my hometown, they will kill themselves.

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She added in another post: “As a South Asian woman going through a divorce it feels like you’ve failed at life sometimes. The way the community labels you, the way you get. The lack of emotional support, and the pressure to be with someone because ‘what will people say’ is isolating.

“It makes it harder for women to leave marriages they shouldn’t have been in.”

But Khan, a wedding photographer, indicated he feared for his life: “My favorite quote is, ‘Every day on earth is a good day.’

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She was a flight attendant before moving to Chicago in June 2021.

“She could make friends with anyone and was always there for them in their moments,” a friend named Grant told the Sun-Times. “You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone who has anything bad to say about Sania because just knowing Sania has brought so much light into your life.”

Khan planned to return to his hometown of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Another friend, Gabriela Bordo, told Time magazine that Khan’s ex-husband was controlling her life.

“He monitored what she wore,” Bordo said. “He was careful about who she hung out with, how she presented herself. She was going. They hadn’t been together for a long time.”

Bordo added: “There was no reconciliation. This man didn’t go there to save a marriage. He went there with a gun for a reason.

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