A secret love tryst in a snowstorm ended in tragedy when a cheating husband froze to death as he and his mistress cuddled together in a car, an inquest heard today.
The 29-year-old died from hypothermia as temperatures plunged to minus 10 degrees Celsius as the couple sheltered in a garage in Luton, Bedfordshire.
Syed Hussain was secretly dating a girlfriend after being unhappy in a forced marriage arranged by his family.
A coroner heard that Syed died during the big freeze in December when he and his mistress, Shabana Akhtar, had a secret rendezvous just before Christmas.
He and his lover spent the freezing cold evening in his garage, away from the prying eyes of his family who objected to the relationship.
However the couple, who had been seeing each other for three years behind the back of his wife in Pakistan, fell asleep in his Vauxhall Astra car whilst temperatures plummeted to below minus 10 degrees during the night of December 19.
Coroner David Morris was told Mr Hussain tragically did not go to work that evening because of concerns for his car in the heavy snow.