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Indian-origin UK woman, lover murder her husband while on trip to India

Published Sep 10, 2016, 2:51 pm IST
Updated Sep 10, 2016, 3:18 pm IST
Sukhjit Singh pictured with his wife Ramandeep Kaur Mann in happier times. (Photo: Facebook)
 Sukhjit Singh pictured with his wife Ramandeep Kaur Mann in happier times. (Photo: Facebook)

Derby: A UK-based woman has been accused of murdering her husband after plotting the crime with her alleged lover.

According to a report in the Daily Mail, the victim identified as Sukhjit Singh was found in bed with his throat slit while on a holiday to his hometown in India.

The incident took place at the victim's maternal home in Banda, south east Delhi.

Accusing the man's wife, Ramandeep Kaur Mann of plotting the murder, police have remanded her in custody.

Images showing the accused paraded with their faces covered have emerged online.

Police said that the woman hit her husband on the head using a hammer while her lover smothered him with a pillow. The duo then slit his throat with a knife to ensure that he was dead.

She admitted to putting sleeping pills in her family's dinner and let her lover and partner-in-crime, Gurpreet, in the house. The duo then proceeded to commit the crime when the entire family was sleeping.

While Gurpreet was arrested moments before he was due to board a flight to Dubai, Ramandeep "confessed" to the crime on hearing about his arrest, police said.

In her statement to the police, the accused said that her husband had refused to divorce her. The couple had been married since 2005.



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