Ex-lover jailed for 'frenzied' killing of mum-of-two

Tuesday 23rd September 2014 09:36 EDT

Gurminder Singh, pictured, of Forest Gate in London, was found guilty of killing married mother-of-two Amandeep Kaur Hothi, a Smethwick travel agent, in the Britannia Hotel in March. He was told he must serve at least 24 years in prison following the nine-day trial at Wolverhampton Crown Court. Singh, 29, had been travelling from London to meet 29-year-old Mrs Hothi for almost 12 months believing that she was single. The court heard that after uncovering the truth Singh was unable to deal with the deceit. He took a knife to a planned rendezvous and stabbed her to death in a frenzied attack at the hotel. He dialled 999 the following morning and when the ambulance crew arrived at the hotel they found Mrs Hothi dead in the hotel room and Singh with serious knife wounds to his throat. He was taken to hospital for his injuries and was released three weeks later where he was arrested and interviewed. During his police interview he refused to comment but was later charged with Amandeep’s murder. Throughout the trial he denied murder but admitted to killing his former lover in a fit of madness. Mrs Hothi’s husband Pal Singh, said: “Our family has been left devastated and traumatised. We are heartbroken by the loss of Amandeep. The family is rallying together to look after Amandeep’s two young sons and we now want to be left alone to grieve and to come to terms with all that has happened.”

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