Indian student gets life term for murdering Nepali woman

The case involves engineering student Dantis (30) and his close friend, Nepali student Nagendra Shah (32) and Shah’s 23-year-old wife Khusbu. The Shahs married in Nepal before arriving in Glasgow in 2008. Dantis met Nagendra Shah in 2008 when both started a Masters course at the Strathclyde University in Glasgow.
Dantis arrived from India after completing an engineering course.In a chillingly calculated murder on June 1, 2009, Dantis cut off Khusbu’s head and limbs with a meat cleaver, put her body parts in holdalls and dumped them.
It emerged during the trial that Dantis, who earned a low wage as a football steward, had become consumed with jealousy at Shah’s plans to buy a restaurant in Shetland and other purchases such as a car and TV.
Dantis then hatched a plot to kill Khusbu and extort £120,000 from her husband.
After killing Khusbu on the day, Dantis sent a text to Nagendra, claiming that Khusbu had been abducted.
The text said: “Arrange for £120,000. No compromise or you all die.” Khusbu’s remains were eventually discovered and Dantis’s DNA was detected on items such as the holdall that contained her body and the meat cleaver.

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