31-year-old Amandeep Sandhu and 32-year-old Ravinder Singh-Shergil had been convicted of the brutal crime of Sukhjinder Singh aka Gurinder Singh
The Hush Post: Four Indian-origin Sikh men have been found guilty of hacking a British Sikh man to death, this to take revenge for sleeping with the wives of one of these men. Now, all four have been sentenced to 90 years in prison at the Old Bailey court in London.
31-year-old Amandeep Sandhu, and 32-year-old Ravinder Singh-Shergil had been convicted of the brutal crime of Sukhjinder Singh aka Gurinder Singh, earlier this month.
Another man Vishal Soba was cleared of murder charges but found guilty of manslaughter and assisting an offender. Kuldeep Dhillon was also cleared of murder but convicted of manslaughter and intimidation.
“The nature of weapons used and ferocity of the attack, it is obvious you intended to kill,” said Judge Christopher Moss, after a trial heard how the masked gang members chopped off the victim’s fingers with knives and swords and went on to attack him with a wooden club and a hammer in Southall, west London, in July 2016.
Sandhu was sentenced to 26-and-a-half years’ of imprisonment for murder and also sentenced to five years for assisting an offender, to run concurrently, and Shergil was sentenced to 26 years and nine months of imprisonment for murder at a hearing on Friday.
Soba was sentenced to 16 years’ of imprisonment for being found guilty of manslaughter and was also sentenced to five years for assisting an offender. Dhillon was also sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment for manslaughter and was also sentenced to three years for witness intimidation, to run concurrently.
Another man involved in the brutal crime, Palwinder Multani, was sentenced to five years and nine months after he was found guilty of manslaughter and becoming the key witness for the prosecution in the case.
“I hope these sentences bring some comfort to Gurinder’s family and friends, following his untimely death. These men used an appalling level of violence to execute their revenge on Gurinder, following a bitter feud.”
“The attack was meticulously planned; right down to the time, location and the disposal of the weapons,” said Detective Inspector James Stevenson, of Scotland Yard’s Homicide and Major Crime Command.
“While we now have five men behind bars, there are still more individuals we would like to speak regarding this killing, and I would like to reiterate my appeal for anyone with information to come forward,” he added.
On July 30, 2016, Gurinder was attacked violently on Spikes Bridge Road in Southall by a group of men with multiple weapons. The men chased, beat up and stabbed Singh several times. Police were called and Gurinder was found suffering from a number of injuries.
He was taken to a hospital by the London Ambulance Service, where he was pronounced dead the following day.