"It’s too upsetting for me. I know them."
Forty-year-old Sukhjeet Uppal was repeatedly stabbed at her home in Tangmere Road, Ettingshall, Wolverhampton, on September 19, 2021.
Emergency services were called to the scene at around 8:10 pm.
Despite the efforts of the medics, Ms Uppal was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officers remained at the scene the next day, with a blue police tent outside the two-storey home where Ms Uppal was murdered.
After hearing about the incident, neighbours were left devastated.
Courier Sunny Singh said: “I was at work, but my wife was at home.
“She was so upset by it all. She had a terrible shock and had to be taken to hospital by ambulance.
“We know the people involved. It’s very sad for everyone.”
Another neighbour said: “I don’t want to talk about it. It’s too upsetting for me. I know them. We are all just in shock at the moment.”
Councillor Beverley Momenabadi, who represents the Ettingshall area, said:
“What has happened has truly devastated and shocked our local community, that I both live in and represent as a councillor.
“I have received dozens of messages from neighbours and residents offering their condolences. Many are in sheer disbelief.
“My prayers are with the woman’s family and I hope that anyone involved is brought to justice.”
It is alleged that the victim was stabbed by 50-year-old Jai Singh. He also lives in Tangmere Road and was arrested at the scene on the day of the incident.
On September 21, 2021, Singh appeared before Wolverhampton Magistrates Court where he was remanded into custody.
A plea hearing has been scheduled for October 25, 2021.
Ms Uppal’s family have paid tribute to “one of the most caring and loving people you could ever meet” who “has been taken from her children”.
In a statement, the family said:
“Our beautiful, kind-hearted sister was one of the most caring and loving people you could ever meet. People who knew her will know this.
“She never held grudges and loved everyone.
“She has been taken from her children, from a mother and from her brother and sister.
“This was not her time to go yet, she had so much love to offer.”
“Her children still need her love, support and wise words.
“We will never overcome our sister’s loss and never forgive the people involved who took our beautiful sister away from us.”
A spokesman for West Midlands Police said:
“Our thoughts remain with Sukhjeet’s family at this difficult time; they are understandably heartbroken.”
Ms Uppal was one of two people believed to have been murdered in domestic incidents in Wolverhampton on the same weekend.
Anyone with information that would assist detectives at West Midlands Police with their ongoing investigation is urged to call 101.