Man charged with Murder of his Mother & Step-Father

A 25-year-old man from Smethwick has been charged with two counts of murder. He is accused of killing his mother and step-father.

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“It’s terrible. Everyone is really shocked.”

Anmol Chana, aged 25, of Smethwick, has been charged with the murder of his mother and step-father at their home in Oldbury.

Jasbir Kaur, aged 52, and Rupinder Singh Bassan, aged 51, were found dead at their home in Moat Road at around 4 am on February 25, 2020.

Police had forced their way into their home after concerns were raised for their welfare. They were pronounced dead at the scene and had suffered serious injuries.

Post-mortems will be held on February 27 to determine the causes of death.

Shortly after the victims were discovered, Chana was arrested at his home in Hamilton Road. He was subsequently charged with their murders.

The couple’s Toyota Aygo, which had disappeared from their home, was found after a member of the public responded to an appeal to locate the car.

The vehicle is now set to be examined by forensic experts.

Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse, who is leading the investigation, said:

“I would like to thank people for the response to our appeal which has directly led us to recovering the car.

“We are continuing to support the family of Jasbir and Rupinder at this awful time.”

Neighbours spoke of their shock after hearing about the murders of Jasbir and Rupinder.

Sylvia Unitt, of nearby Westmead Road, said: “It is a lovely quiet road, people bring children to the schools and nurseries, dog walkers in the park nearby. It’s so friendly and lovely round here.

“It is a lovely, friendly area. I have lived here all my life. Nothing like this has ever happened before. It is a complete shock.

“It’s terrible. Everyone is really shocked.”

Another neighbour said: “It’s normally very quiet around here. I have never seen anything like this before.

“I know the family who live there from seeing them out and about. but that is it. It is just really sad.”

One person explained that Moat Road and the surrounding area is usually “so quiet”.

He said: “It is so peaceful around here, I have lived here for 11 years.

“It is so quiet, you would not expect this to happen. For Oldbury, this is probably millionaire’s row.

“It is not what you expect on your doorstep.”

The Express and Star reported that Chana appeared at Birmingham Magistrates Court on February 27, 2020. During the brief hearing, he confirmed his name, address and date of birth.

District Judge David Wain remanded Chana in custody. He will appear at Birmingham Crown Court on March 2, 2020.

Anyone with information is advised to call West Midlands Police on 101.

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