Seven years after the murder, Mann was found guilty
A woman from Derby has been sentenced to death in India after she murdered her husband in front of their nine-year-old son with the help of her secret lover.
Ramandeep Kaur Mann was convicted of murdering Sukhjit Singh while they were on holiday at his mother’s house in India in 2016.
On September 2, 2016, the father-of-two was found in bed with his throat slit.
He had been killed in front of his son, who was nine years old at the time.
During the trial in India, their son told the court that he had been sleeping in the bed next to his father when he was awoken to the sight of his mother smothering Mr Singh was a pillow.
Mann’s secret lover was Gurpreet Singh, her husband’s childhood friend.
He then hit the victim with a hammer before Mann slit his throat.
Seven years after the murder, Mann was found guilty of her husband’s murder and was sentenced to death by hanging.
Gurpreet Singh was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. He was also fined Rs. 10,000 (£98).
Mr Singh, his wife and their two children travelled to his mother’s house in Banda, Delhi, on July 28, 2016, to see relatives and meet up with Gurpreet, who spent days with the family on trips out.
Ramandeep Kaur Mann had allegedly told police that her husband refused to grant her a divorce. The couple had been married since 2005.
On the day of the murder, Mann poisoned her entire family after she made a pot of daal for them. But she did not realise that her nine-year-old son had not eaten the daal that night.
Government lawyer Shree Pal Verma explained the son’s testimony in court:
“He told the court that he was sleeping with his father when his mother smothered her husband with a pillow.”
“Then, Gurpreet hit Mr Singh with a hammer on his head.
“After that, Gurpreet took out a knife from his pocket and gave it to Ramandeep, who slit the throat of Mr Singh.”
Reacting to the verdict, Mr Singh’s mother said:
“I feel relieved. My prayers were answered and I got what I was expecting from the court.
“I was demanding capital punishment for Ramandeep so that no mother’s child dies like this.”
Reportedly, Superintendent of Shahjahanpur District Jail Mijaji Lal said two female inmates of the jail and a woman constable have been deployed to monitor Ramandeep Kaur Mann.
When she was asked why she committed the murder, Mann alleged that her husband wanted to sell his entire property and move to England, so his family members killed him and wrongly framed her.
Lal added: “She said that she is innocent, and she will appeal against the capital punishment.”