A woman who denied pulling out part of her ex-husband’s intestines after they had sex at her Birmingham home has walked free from court. A jury at Birmingham Crown Court, who had deliberated for two-and-a-half hours, found Dalya Saeed not guilty of attempted murder and wounding with intent. The 35-year-old burst into tears and bowed her head when the jury announced its verdicts.
The court had heard previously that 31-year-old Bilal Miah had met Ms Saeed when they worked in a restaurant. They had a daughter together but split up in 2013 and he had remarried.
Taxi driver Mr Miah said that on October 19, 2015, his ex-wife had phoned him and asked him to come to her home in Forest Road, Moseley, to discuss their daughter. He said they had consensual sex but had then argued, the court heard. They then started to have sex again but she suddenly stabbed him twice in the stomach before taking hold of his intestines and pulling them, jurors heard. He managed to get out of the flat but she continued the attack in the street, the court heard. Ms Saeed said in her evidence that she had acted in self-defence.
“I fully believed it was going to be my final night,” she said. “I was just looking for something to cut. I stabbed him twice.”
She said she fled to a storage area and that Mr Miah had attacked her with a wooden stick.
“I put my hand up in order to stop him and touched his body,” she added. “Then I saw a piece of intestine in my hand. I threw it on the floor and at that point I saw Bilal’s intestines fall out.”
She said she had pursued him outside to make sure he did not come back.