`Teenager charged with murder of British-Indian woman`

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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