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Indian-Origin Man Sentenced To Life For Killing Wife, Dumping Body On UK Street

The man was charged with spouse’s homicide inside days and remanded into custody (Representational)

London:

A 28-year-old Indian-origin man who stabbed his spouse a number of instances earlier than driving to a close-by road the place he left her physique on the pavement has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a UK courtroom on Monday, after pleading responsible to homicide.

Kashish Aggarwal attacked spouse Geetika Goyal at their residence on Wintersdale Road in Leicester, central England, on March three this yr. He then put her physique into the boot of her automotive and drove round half a mile to Uppingham Close, the place he left her physique on the road earlier than driving again residence, Leicestershire Crown Court was informed.

Mr Aggarwal was sentenced by the courtroom to life imprisonment to serve a minimal of 20 years and 6 months earlier than being eligible for parole.

“Today’s hearing sadly will not bring Geetika back but I do hope it helps Geetika’s family in some small way to see that justice has been done for their daughter and sister who lost her life in this most horrendous way,” stated Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit of Leicestershire Police, who was the Senior Investigating Officer within the case.

She added: “Geetika was simply 29 years previous when an individual, who she ought to have been in a position to depend on and belief, violently attacked her in her own residence earlier than finally dumping her physique in a close-by road.

“Aggarwal confirmed no regret and was solely fascinated by making an attempt to cowl his personal tracks pretending to household, pals and the police that he had no concept what had occurred to his spouse. He continued to vary his model of occasions a variety of instances when being interviewed by police.”

Trying to cowl his tracks, Mr Aggarwal made calls to his spouse’s telephone and to household and pals reporting his concern that he had not seen his spouse since arriving residence from work that night.

The sufferer’s brother then reported his sister lacking to police.

The following morning, March 4, police obtained a name from a member of the general public reporting {that a} girl was mendacity on the pavement in Uppingham Close. Geetika Goyal was discovered with a number of stab wounds to her neck, shoulder, chest and arm. East Midlands Ambulance Service had been additionally in attendance and Ms Goyal was pronounced lifeless on the scene.

A homicide investigation was launched, with Mr Aggarwal initially being handled as a major witness. But following preliminary enquiries, he was arrested on suspicion of homicide shortly after. CCTV enquiries additionally confirmed the husband driving Goyal’s automotive to deposit her physique. This included CCTV of Aggarwal turning the automotive round within the driveway on the residence in the course of the night in order that the car boot was dealing with the property.

Mr Aggarwal was charged along with his spouse’s homicide inside days, on March 6, and remanded into custody.

“My thanks do go to Geetika’s family for their bravery, patience and cooperation with us during the past eight months as well as to all those who helped us during the investigation, including witnesses and the local community,” stated Detective Inspector Heggs.

Following the sentencing, Geetika’s household issued an announcement by means of the police to precise their “devastation” at shedding a member of their “close knit” household and shared how they just lately travelled to India to scatter the ashes.

“We cried during the journey there. We should not have been doing what we were doing. This was not how it should have been. We just wish we could have done more to help her when she needed us the most,” they stated.

Their assertion learn: “Geetu was a sort, light, humble and trustworthy particular person. She wouldn’t do something to hurt anybody else and at all times spoke politely of individuals. She was a very good one who listened and cared for others. She was harmless and did nothing to deserve her demise.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV workers and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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