`Teenager charged with murder of British-Indian woman`
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Last Updated: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 18:43
  
London: A teenager has been charged with the murder of a British-Indian woman, a week after the mother -of-two was found mutilated and dying of severe head injuries in north-west London, police said.

18-year-old Sher Singh of Indian origin, a resident of Southall, was charged with the murder of Geeta Aulakh and will appear at Ealing Magistrates' Court tomorrow, Britain's 'Press Association' reported.

However, 11 other men arrested in connection with the murder, including Aulakh's husband Harpreet, were released on bail after Singh was formally charged today.

According to the police, Aulakh was attacked shortly after leaving work at Sunrise Radio to pick up her two young children on Monday evening. She was found near the front door of the childminder of her two boys, aged eight and nine.

Witnesses said she had serious head injuries and one of her hands had been cut off. She was taken to Charing Cross hospital, but was pronounced dead just over four hours later at 11.20 PM. A post-mortem examination gave the cause of death as severe head injury.

Just days back, the police had appealed for help from the public. "When the victim was found we know that a lot of people were in the street and that several people may have tried to administer first aid before the police arrived.

"These people left the scene before speaking to police and I would ask that anyone who was there, or anyone else who has information about the incident, call us in the strictest of confidence," Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers, who led the probe, said.

PTI


First Published: Sunday, November 22, 2009, 18:43


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