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Man denies killing pregnant mum Saiba Khatoon in Rochdale

Saiba Khatoon
Image caption Saiba Khatoon was found dead with multiple stab wounds on 7 May

A man has been remanded in custody at Manchester Crown Court after denying killing a pregnant mother in Rochdale.

The body of Saiba Khatoon, 26, was discovered at a house in Darlington Road, Kirkholt, on 7 May.

Mrs Khatoon, who was expecting a second child, died of multiple stab wounds, a post-mortem test found.

Siraj Arif, 30, of Armstrong Hurst Close, Smallbridge, pleaded not guilty to murder and will re-appear at Manchester Crown Court on 15 October.

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