Indian-origin businessman charged with wife's murder in UK

Gurpreet Singh, 42, was charged yesterday by West Midlands Police detectives with the murder of 38-year-old Sarbjit Kaur.

Published: 10th May 2018 04:22 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th May 2018 04:22 PM   |  A+A-

death, murder,suicide

Image for representational purpose only.


LONDON: An Indian-origin businessman in the UK has been charged with his wife's murder, nearly three months after her body had been discovered in their home in Wolverhampton.

Gurpreet Singh, 42, was charged yesterday by West Midlands Police detectives with the murder of 38-year-old Sarbjit Kaur.

"This is a murder that has really shocked the local community and we have been working flat-out to move the investigation forward," said Detective Chief Inspector Chris Mallett from West Midlands Police's Homicide Team.

"This is a significant development and we continue to support Kaur's many friends and family," he said.

Singh appeared before Birmingham Magistrates Court today charged with his wife's murder, who had been found unconscious in her home on February 16.

A post-mortem examination revealed that Kaur died as a result of asphyxiation.

The state of the home at the time had led to speculation that she had been killed as a result of a burglary gone wrong.

It emerged that Singh, who heads Dhanda Properties business in Wolverhampton area, had been the last person to see his wife alive earlier in the day before she was found dead by paramedics.

"Kaur was attacked inside her own home.

This is a shocking case, the likes of which are extremely rare, and we have a team of officers working on this murder inquiry to establish what happened and to finding the person or people responsible," Mallett had said at the time as part of a public appeal for information in February.

The police noted that the interior of the home was in an "untidy state", which could indicate it had been searched, and they believed some items are missing.

Stay up to date on all the latest World news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp