London, Sep 2 : A British mother is alleged to have left three of her children home alone for two weeks while she jetted off on her honeymoon.
Simten Sadiq, 33, is said to have flown to Kabul in Afghanistan after telling her children's father she had married her new lover in an Islamic ceremony.
Simten claimed she had married a millionaire barrister in an Islamic ceremony in Austria, The Sun reported.
Police found the back door to her terraced council house open and Amira (11), Saarah (6), and Mohammed (5) hiding under a bed.
The children were taken into care after a tip-off from neighbours. Cops said they were healthy.
One neighbour said of Simten's bloke: "He came on Monday three weeks ago. They married on Tuesday, he left on Saturday and then she disappeared."
Simten was said to have met the man via a Muslim internet dating agency. But the kids' dad, Parvez Sadiq, 37, said he was still legally married to the mature student in Britain.
He said he was told the children were in care by a social worker on Saturday.
The taxi driver, who lives nearby in Burley, Leeds, with their eldest child Haroon, 14, fumed: "She said her new man was a better lover."
He said they wed in 1992, but their marriage hit the rocks two years ago after she told him she loved her college lecturer.
Simten will also be quizzed over claims she left the kids alone in April after filling the fridge with fish and chips.