Birmingham hit-and-run driver jailed after 92mph crash killed two young brothers

Mohammed Sullaiman Khan, from Edgbaston, has been jailed for causing the death of two boys in Wolverhampton
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A hit-and-run driver who killed two young brothers in a 92mph crash has been jailed for 13 years.

Mohammed Sullaiman Khan, 28, lost control of his powerful Audi A3 after going through a red light and ploughing into a BMW in Wolverhampton.

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The BMW was being driven by Arithi Nahar who was taking her two sons Sanjay Singh, 10, and 23-month-old Pawanveer, home for their tea.

The boys, who were already in their pyjamas, had just collected their supper from a fish bar where their dad worked.

A court heard Khan had reached speeds of over 90mph in a 40mph limit before the fatal collision which forced the BMW into metal railings. The brothers were killed instantly in the crash along Birmingham New Road on March 14, 2019, while their mother suffered serious injuries.

Khan then fled the scene and less than two hours later he was captured on a burger bar’s security cameras waiting for food. CCTV footage shows Khan casually chatting to a friend while rubbing his chest which was hurt in the high-speed crash.

Brothers Sanjay Singh PawanveerBrothers Sanjay Singh Pawanveer
Brothers Sanjay Singh Pawanveer
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Khan, of Edgbaston, Birmingham, previously pleaded guilty to two counts of causing death by dangerous driving at Wolverhampton Crown Court. On Tuesday (December 12) he was jailed for 11 years as well a further two years to run consecutively for perverting the course of justice after trying to cover up the crash.

Khan had hatched a plot to conceal what he had done by calling police saying his brother's car had been taken in a car-key burglary earlier that day.

He was also disqualified from driving for seven years upon his release from prison.

His brother Mohammed Asim Khan, 36, was also today given an 18-month jail term, suspended for two years, after being found guilty of perverting the course of justice.

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In a victim statement to the court, their mother, Arathi Nahar, spoke of her 'two beautiful sons'.

The crash scene on the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New RoadThe crash scene on the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road
The crash scene on the junction of Lawnswood Avenue and Birmingham New Road

She said: "My sons gave me joy and gave me the reason and purpose to get up each day and want to provide them with love and gifts all the time.

"Since the boys passed away I can only hold on to the memories and look at photos and their videos to feel their precious times we had together. Sanjay and Pawanveer had their own strong bond and relationship between them which was magical.

"Sanjay would sing songs and nursery rhymes to his younger brother and I would hear the laughter and fun that the boys had between them and both constantly wanted mine and dad's attention.

"My house, my life and I died on 14 March, 2019."

JAILED: Mohammed Sullaiman KhanJAILED: Mohammed Sullaiman Khan
JAILED: Mohammed Sullaiman Khan
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Mrs Nahar, who was seriously injured in the collision, added: "My family and family friends were there for me which gave me the encouragement and strength to take each day at a time."

Detective Constable Karl Davies, of the Serious Collision Investigation Unit, who led the enquiries, said: "Our duty was to Sanjay and Pawanveer and to their family, who have been so brave throughout.

"It is awful, almost beyond words, for two young brothers to be killed in such a dreadful collision."