NRI woman convicted for poisoning lover in UK

NRI woman convicted for poisoning lover in UK

Lakhvir Singh, 45, was said to have killed Lakhvinder “Lucky” Cheema, 39, because she could not bear the thought of his marriage to another woman.

He was due to marry Gurjeet Choongh, 21, on Valentine’s Day last year.

On January 27, Cheema and Choongh both became violently ill after eating leftover curry which had been in the fridge of their home in west London.

Within hours, Cheema was dead and Choongh was fighting for her life after being poisoned with Indian aconite.

Southall-based Lakhvir Singh was found guilty at the Old Bailey court of murdering Cheema and causing grievous bodily harm to Choongh. She was found not guilty of attempting to murder Choongh.

Edward Brown, prosecuting lawyer, said: “Perhaps jealousy, anger and revenge all playing their part, Lakhvir Singh decided to poison them using an extremely toxic and deadly poison, possibly brought especially from India.” The sentence will be pronounced at a later date.

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