UK: Indian student ‘lured’ ex-boyfriend to death
London: An Indian origin medical student in Britain ordered ‘gangster friends’ to kill her ex-boyfriend in revenge after he tried to rape her, a court has heard.
Twenty-year-old Mundill Mahil lured millionaire Gagandip Singh, also an Indian, to her house, where he was beaten unconscious, then bundled into the boot of a car and burned alive.
Singh, a 21-year-old a television executive, was killed in February, after the ‘intelligent and attractive young woman’ convinced him through a series of text messages, to come to her student digs in Brighton, the Daily Mail reports.
Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee told the jury at the Old Bailey that the attack was carried out to ‘exact revenge and retribution’ on Singh, whom Mahil knew ‘remained besotted by her’.
The court heard that Gagandip’s relationship with Mahil broke down in August 2010 after Singh ‘attempted to rape’ her in her student house.
According to the report, during the beating Singh, the owner of a new broadcasting service called Sikh TV, screamed Mahil’s name and begged for help.
Mahil’s ‘gangster friends’, both 20, wrapped the victim in Mahil’s duvet and bundled him into the boot of the Mercedes he had arrived in, then drove to a quiet street in Blackheath, south-east London, doused the car in petrol and set it alight.
A post mortem examination revealed Singh was still alive when the fire was started.
Mahil, of Chatham in Kent, and the other two men involved in the alleged crime have denied their role in the murder.
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