"It's the worst thing that has happened to me."
A British mother who poisoned her husband and slit his throat with the help of her lover said she is “in hell” as she remains imprisoned on death row in India.
In 2016, Ramandeep Kaur Mann murdered her husband of 11 years, Sukhjit Singh, in his sleep while their nine-year-old son watched.
Mann began her affair with Gurpreet Singh – her husband’s childhood friend – a year before.
Mann, of Derby, and Singh, laced the victim’s biryani with sedatives.
They smothered him with a pillow, bludgeoned him with a hammer and slit his throat.
Mann had put sedatives in the rest of her family’s food. However, they had not taken effect yet on their eldest son Arjun.
He later told police: “My dad was great but my mum was bad and I don’t want to see her face ever because she killed my dad in front of my eyes.
“She kept a pillow on my dad’s face and asked Gurpreet to slit his throat.”
Mann and her lover allegedly committed the murder for a £2 million life insurance policy as well as property in both the UK and India.
Mann was sentenced to death while Singh received a life sentence and a £260,000 fine.
She now awaits capital punishment in Shahjahanpur District Jail. Mann is the only foreign prisoner and the only one on death row.
The 38-year-old claimed she is barely surviving in a “living hell”.
She said: “It’s horrendous, it’s like being in hell – both this prison and the bigger situation that I find myself in.
“It’s the worst thing that has happened to me. I feel so alone, I haven’t made any friends in here and I just keep myself to myself.”
Mann also complained about the “awful” food.
She claimed her conviction was a “miscarriage of justice” and insisted that she was framed by her husband’s family.
“There’s nobody helping me, I’m all alone here. I can’t begin to tell you how horrendous this whole thing is.”
“I’m not good at all. Please, somebody help me.”
Mann begged the British High Commission to fly to India and see her to review the case.
She also said she has not heard from or seen either child since her arrest.
Jail Superintendent Mijaji Lal said:
“We are doing our best to look after her because we understand that things must be very difficult for Mann.
“We’re encouraging her to take up a sport like badminton or run English classes for the other inmates.”
Mann and the victim had been married since 2005.
A friend of the couple previously said Sukhjit “worshipped the ground” his wife walked on.
The friend added: “[He] waited on her hand and foot. I got the impression she always got what she wanted.”