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Police identify Indian woman murdered in UK

British authorities have indentified an Indian woman believed to have been murdered last week as 35-year-old Amandeep Kaur.

world Updated: Feb 06, 2017 18:16 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
Photo of Amandeep Kaur, whose body was found at a home in Thurmaston, UK, on Friday.
Photo of Amandeep Kaur, whose body was found at a home in Thurmaston, UK, on Friday.(Courtesy Leicestershire Police )

Leicestershire Police on Monday identified the body of a woman found in a house last week as that of Amandeep Kaur, 35, with the incident sending shock waves through the peaceful community in the Midlands.

Kaur's body was found in the house at Dovedale Road in Thurmaston on Friday following a report of a domestic incident. Baldeep Singh, 38, was arrested in connection with the incident. He has been charged with murder and proceedings against him began at the Leicester Magistrates Court on Monday.

The police have issued an appeal for anyone who knew Kaur to contact them as they try to piece together her final movements.

A spokesperson for the force said: "Detectives would like to hear from anyone who may have known Amandeep and who may have worked with her as part of their inquiries to trace her movements in the days leading to her death."

Police said that after Singh’s arrest, they were not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Shocked neighbours told the media that the family had moved into the rented property a couple of months ago.

Lorraine Bennett, 65, told the Leicester Mercury: "It is a worry. Nothing like that, as far as I know, has happened around here before. It is just a shock really."

Another neighbour, who did not want to be named, said she believed the couple lived at the house with an older man and two young children. "I feel sick to hear what has happened. Yesterday I was saying I hope no-one has been hurt…the poor kids. I am a bit shocked really."

Yet another resident told the media: "It is a quiet street where everyone knows each other. It is scary. The main reason I moved here was to be in a nice community – I am a bit concerned now.”