Man charged with Murder of his Elderly Father

A 53-year-old man from North London has been charged with the murder of an elderly man who is thought to be his father.

He had suffered a head injury.

Deekan Paul Singh Vig, aged 53, of Southgate, London, has been charged with the murder of his father.

Vig appeared in custody at Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court on Monday, November 1, 2021.

He will appear at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, November 3, 2021, according to the Metropolitan Police.

While the victim has yet to be formally identified, he is believed to be the suspect’s father, 86-year-old Arjan Singh Vig.

They both lived at the same address on Chelmsford Road.

Police were called following reports of a ‘disturbance’ at the residence at around 9:41 pm on Saturday, October 30, 2021.

An ambulance was also dispatched as paramedics found and attended to an 86-year-old man. He had suffered a head injury.

The man, thought to be Arjan Singh Vig, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Deekan Paul Singh Vig was immediately arrested on suspicion of murder.

A post-mortem examination to establish the full circumstances of the death is due to be carried out on Wednesday, November 3, 2021.

In a previous incident, 26-year-old Anmol Chana was jailed for life after he murdered his mother and stepfather at their home.

Jasbir Kaur and her husband Rupinder Singh Bassan were discovered dead at their home in Moat Road, Oldbury, on February 25, 2020.

Jason Pitter QC, prosecuting, said that the police were alerted by Mrs Kaur’s daughter on February 24 because she was concerned she had not heard from her mother and stepfather since the Saturday when she left them with her brother Chana.

He said: “As things transpired the next time they were seen by anyone, apart from the defendant, was when police attended their home to the scene of utter carnage.

“Both of them had been brutally murdered, stabbed multiple times with a knife in what must have been a ferocious attack.”

The defendant’s sister Kiran tried to call her mother and stepfather on February 23 but did not make contact. At 9 pm, she visited their home and found that her stepfather’s Toyota Aygo was not there.

She also went to Chana’s address but did not find him there.

The police were later informed and they forced their way into the couple’s home where they were “met with a bloody scene” with “blood marks” leading to the two bodies in the rear living room area.

Chana initially denied killing anyone but later accepted killing both of them, claiming a combination of self-defence and loss of control.

Chana was sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 36 years.

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