Man charged with Fatal Stabbing of Indian Property Worker

A man has been charged with the fatal stabbing of an Indian property worker. Sukhwinder Singh’s body was found at a house in Leicester.

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"a male believed to have been stabbed at an address where he was working."

Solakhan Singh, aged 39, of North Evington, Leicester, has been charged with the murder of an Indian property worker.

An inquest was opened into the death of 47-year-old Sukhwinder Singh. He was found with stab wounds at a house in Leicester.

The hearing was held on Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at the coroner’s court in Leicester Town Hall.

They were told that Mr Singh, of Rushey Mead, Leicester, had been found injured at the property.

The police were called to the house on Penrith Road at around 9:30 am on July 2, 2019, following a report that a man had been stabbed.

Officers found Mr Singh and he was taken to the Leicester Royal Infirmary. However, he later died.

Detective Inspector Jonathan Blockley, of Leicestershire Police, explained that the deceased had been doing renovation work at a property in Penrith Road, Belgrave.

He said: “At about 9:30 am last Tuesday we were made aware by East Midlands Ambulance Service of a situation of a male believed to have been stabbed at an address where he was working.

“He was taken by ambulance to Leicester Royal Infirmary where, unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at 10:20 am the same day.”

DI Blockley said that the Indian property worker had no close family or relatives living in the UK.

He explained that the deceased was identified by his fingerprints. They were checked against those held on an Immigration Services database.

DI Blockley stated that a post mortem examination was carried out by Home Office pathologist Dr Frances Hollingbury.

The post mortem revealed that the cause of death was a “single stab wound to the chest” which had penetrated his heart.

A murder investigation was launched and a suspect was identified as Solakhan Singh, also known as Sunhrah.

He was arrested at an address on Norfolk Street and charged with murder. Singh appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court on Thursday, July 4, 2019.

The defendant was also charged with possessing a knife in a public place.

No pleas were entered and Singh was formally taken into custody by Judge Nicholas Dean at the hearing on July 4.

DI Blockley said that Mr Singh’s family, in India and the USA, were being provided developments on the case.

Assistant coroner for Leicester City and South Leicestershire Dr Christina Swann agreed to suspend the inquest while police inquiries continued before Mr Singh’s body can be released.

The Leicester Mercury reported that Dr Swann also agreed for a second post mortem to be carried out.

Dhiren is a journalism graduate with a passion for gaming, watching films and sports. He also enjoys cooking from time to time. His motto is to “Live life one day at a time.”


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