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Tragedy as newlywed couple drown during honeymoon four days after wedding

A newlywed couple died after drowning during their honeymoon just four days after their wedding.

Mohammad Malik, 35, and Dr Noor Shah, 29, were on holiday in the Caribbean at the end of October when the tragedy occurred.

The couple were pulled underwater by strong riptides, Mohammad’s dad told Newsday.

It is believed the pair were swimming in chest-deep water near their accommodation when they were suddenly pulled under.

They drowned on October 28 at a Turks and Caicos Islands resort near Como Parrot Cay.

Witnesses pulled Mohammad and his wife from the water and performed CPR on them, but were unable to save the couple who died at the scene.

They had got married just four days before in Long Island, New York, on October 24.

Mohammad’s brother Ahmad Malik, 25, said: “My brother was very deeply in love with her. He was always glowing when he was with her. He was glowing on the day of his wedding.

“It was the happiest day of our lives just four days earlier when we celebrated their wedding at The Carltun in Eisenhower Park.”

Ahmad added: “Noor and Mohammad together were just magnetic and brought happiness to everyone around them.

“Their energy was infectious and beautiful and they were beautiful and glowing.

“While we’re sad they’re not with us anymore, we’re glad that they’re together and were together in their final moments.”

The man’s dad, Col. R. Maqbool Malik, 70, said he learned of the deaths when he was told by the American Embassy in the Bahamas.

He described the incident as a “devastating loss”.

He added: “This is a shock beyond belief. And it’s a tragedy of different dimensions when you have to lay two children to rest in a joint funeral.

“They were truly in love with each other. The kind of chemistry that we saw in those two human beings was amazingly fascinating. They loved each other.”

The groom’s brothers, Salman, 41, and Ahmad, 22, went to the Turks and Caicos to identify the bodies.

Their funeral was set to be held on Sunday in Teaneck, New Jersey.

The couple were supposed to move in together this week, according to The New York Post.

Mohammad’s law firm Olshan Frome said the couple were “shining lights who touched everyone who had the benefit of knowing them”, 7News reported.

The hospital where Noor worked, NYU Langone Health, said she was an “excellent resident and a promising surgeon and she will be deeply missed”.