Indian gets 17-yr jail for killing wife

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Old 30-Jun-2010
Indian gets 17-yr jail for killing wife

Melbourne, June 29

An Indian national, who brutally beat his wife to death after abusing her for years, was today sentenced to 17 years in jail by the Victorian Supreme Court.

Sukhmander Singh, who pleaded guilty to murder of his wife Mohinder Kaur, was jailed to 17 years to serve a minimum of 13 years and six months sentencing. While announcing the verdict, Judge Terry Forrest said the accused had no remorse for his actions. Mohinder was beaten to death with a wooden stake by Singh on the Valley Lake Boulevard at Niddrie on May 7, 2009.

The accused followed his wife Mohinder who came to Australia from India in 2008 because of years of physical abuse and being falsely accused of having affairs by him. The couple had four children and their daughter Sarabjit Kaur, 21, was studying in Melbourne. Sarabjit testified that there was fighting and argument between his father and his mother. — PTI

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