"I am going to kill you and I’ll go to London and kill him too."
Tasawar Ali, aged 59, of Wyke, Bradford, was jailed for 11 years on November 7, 2019, after he repeatedly stabbed his niece who was set to get married.
The violent attack, which stemmed from his jealousy, left her with life-threatening injuries.
Bradford Crown Court heard that Ali attacked Monika Sharma at her flat in Bradford on March 2, 2019, after an argument started when he asked her not to marry her fiancé.
He picked up a knife from a work surface and stabbed Monika in the neck.
Ali then picked up a second knife and stabbed Miss Sharma in the stomach while covering her mouth with his hand to stop her from screaming.
Michael Greenhalgh explained that the victim had described her uncle as “a very jealous person”.
Prior to the stabbing, when she told Ali to leave her home he told her:
“I am going to kill you and I’ll go to London and kill him too.”
After the attack, Miss Sharma said she needed a doctor. Ali said he would take her but after getting into his vehicle, he drove off, leaving her on the stairwell at the flats.
The victim was helped by a neighbour and a taxi driver. When asked what had happened, Miss Sharma replied:
“My uncle has stabbed me. He’s jealous because I’m getting married.”
She underwent emergency surgery at Leeds General Infirmary and Mr Greenhalgh said her injuries were described as life-threatening.
Miss Sharma suffered three lacerations to the front of her neck. Doctors also found that she had a litre of blood in her abdominal cavity.
Ali was arrested and was charged with attempted murder. However, in October 2019, he pleaded guilty to causing grievous bodily harm with intent.
In a victim impact statement, Miss Sharma described having nightmares in which she was being chased by Ali.
She revealed that the physical injuries and psychological impact resulted in her leaving a job she enjoyed.
It was heard that Ali was previously jailed for 30 months after he wounded his ex-wife with a knife in 2003.
Judge Jonathan Gibson told Ali:
“The severity of this attack alone shows that you are capable of inflicting life-threatening injuries.”
He concluded that Ali was a dangerous offender, calling the attack “ferocious”.
Tasawar Ali was sentenced to 11 years in prison as well as an additional two-year licence period.
The Telegraph and Argus reported that he also received an indefinite restraining order, banning him from having any contact with Miss Sharma.