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Husband rearrested for Indian woman’s murder in London

The estranged husband of Indian- origin woman Geeta Aulakh, whose dismembered body was found on the streets of London on November 16, has been rearrested and is being questioned by police

world Updated: Dec 12, 2009 20:13 IST

The estranged husband of Indian- origin woman Geeta Aulakh, whose dismembered body was found on the streets of London on November 16, has been rearrested and is being questioned by police.

Geeta, who worked as a receptionist with popular Asian radio station Sunrise Radio, was found dead with her right hand severed near a child-minder's house where she had gone to collect her two children Karan and Tejdeep, aged 8 and 9.

31-year-old Harpreet Aulakh, her estranged husband, is one of two men being held by officers investigating the brutal killing.

He was one of 11 men arrested and released on bail some weeks ago. Meanwhile, Geeta's family has said she had been threatened before her death and was preparing to divorce her husband of 11 years.

The Indian-origin owner of Sunrise Radio, Avtar Lit, said she came from a "respectable" family but the "strong-minded" Geeta married against the wishes of her parents Nardesh, a receptionist, and Lakwinder, a warehouse worker.

Geeta was born in Britain to Punjabi parents, while her estranged husband was born in Punjab.

Her mother Nardesh Shinh, a receptionist at a doctor's surgery, described her daughter as "a wonderful person, never a bad word to say, so lively and beautiful." "We cannot come to terms with what happened. We are too upset to speak."