NRI student gets friend to kill ex over rape bid
A British Punjabi medical student, barely out of her teens, has been accused of luring a young millionaire to his death six months after he attempted to rape her. HT reports.Updated: Dec 08, 2011 02:02 IST
A British Punjabi medical student, barely out of her teens, has been accused of luring a young millionaire to his death six months after he attempted to rape her. The murder case has been described as one of “raw vengeance.”
In an allegedly premeditated and brutal act of revenge, Mundill Mahil, then 19, is said to have asked two of her friends to kill Gagandeep Singh when he came over to her house in February this year.
Gagandeep, 21-year-old owner of Sikh TV satellite channel and president of the British Sikh Students Federation, was beaten unconscious by Mahil’s friends. Still alive, he was then wrapped into a carpet and dumped into the boot of a Mercedes Benz car, which was torched after being driven to a quiet spot in Blackheath, southeast London.
A post-mortem examination revealed Singh was still alive when the fire was started.
Gagandeep and Mahil were close friends. But in August 2010 Gagandeep, by his own admission, tried to rape Mahil while staying at her house. She forced him away and he broke down in tears and left.
In February, Mahil invited him to her house, the prosecution lawyer told a London court on Tuesday. With “deep hostility” running in her, she devised the murder plan with her “gangster friends” Harvinder Shoker, known as Ravi, and Darren Peters.
First Published: Dec 07, 2011 14:54 IST