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Egyptian sentenced to life for killing NRI in UK

world Updated: Oct 16, 2009 12:53 IST

An Egyptian illegal immigrant who stabbed to death and then robbed an Indian-origin resident in the London suburb of Wembley has been jailed for life.

In the Old Bailey court, Judge Giles Forrester termed Egyptian Sami Salama, 37, as a "vicious and callous" murderer for killing 48-year-old Dilip Unadkat, a shop worker in West End, in the bedroom of his flat Wembley, in November 2008.

Judge Forrester ruled that Salama went to Unadkat's flat intending to kill him and then stole thousands of pounds worth of family jewellery he had recently brought back from a trip to India.

Salama stabbed Unadkat five times through the chest, and then covered the body with a moisturiser to hide DNA evidence. He was jailed for life with a minimum term of 27 years, and will be deported when he is eventually released.

Judge Forrester said, "This was a murder done for gain. It was clear on the evidence you were the architect and prime mover of all that took place, and you are a devious, manipulative, and highly dangerous man. How anyone could stoop so low I do not know. This is an appalling example of man's inhumanity to man, not only to the victim but to the family of the victim."