Caught drinking over Skype, UK Sikh killed cousin
A Sikh stabbed his cousin to death in the UK during a heated exchange after being caught drinking by relatives in India over Skype, an inquest heard on Friday.india Updated: Apr 20, 2012 21:36 IST
A Sikh stabbed his cousin to death in the UK during a heated exchange after being caught drinking by relatives in India over Skype, an inquest heard on Friday.
Kanwarjeet Singh Batth, 24, was with his cousin, Opinderpal Singh Randhawa, at a celebration in Slough town (Berkshire) for a friend's upcoming wedding in December 2010 when they called their family in India on the online video communication service, Daily Mail reported.
The inquest heard that Batth thought his aunt photographed him drinking whisky during the video conversation, which he feared would embarrass him and bring shame to his mother if she saw it.
Batth then argued with Randhawa, 23, over the picture's ramifications and stabbed him. He fled the scene and is still at large. Randhawa succumbed to his wounds in a hospital.
A post mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of haemorrhage of an arterial blood vessel due to a stab wound.
The party guests initially told officers that Randhawa had injured himself after slipping on glass. The truth came out later.