After putting sleeping pills in her husband’s food and then killing him by slicing his throat with the assistance of her illicit lover, who also happened to be the deceased’s boyhood buddy, the woman was given the death penalty.
After consuming the poisoned biryani, the British woman Ramandeep Kaur Mann, 38, killed her husband on September 2, 2016, when he was fast asleep.
On July 28, 2016, the deceased, Sukhjit Singh, 34, was reportedly visiting his mother’s home in Banda, southeast of India’s capital Delhi, with his wife and two children to see family and catch up with Gurpreet Singh, a classmate, when he tragically passed away.
According to reports, the convicted woman planned to have her husband killed so that she could collect on his insurance with the help of Gurpreet, a childhood friend.
Mann’s older son Arjun, who did not eat the poisoned food with his father and younger sibling, was awake and saw the entire murder take place.
The boy, who was just 14 years old at the time, is said to have testified in court that Gurpreet beat his father in the head with a hammer before his mother, who was asleep on the bed next to him (the father), slashed his throat with a knife.
After police investigators discovered the bloodied knife used in the homicide in the nearby bushes, Mann was taken into custody at her mother-in-law’s house. On the other side, Gurpreet was detained when he attempted to board a flight back to Dubai.
Mann and Gurpreet were both convicted guilty of murder and other illegal crimes by a court. She received a death sentence, while Gurpreet Singh received a life term and a 10,000 rupee (£98.75) fine.
The deceased mother spoke to reporters outside the court following the decision and expressed her joy.
“I am at ease. My prayers were heard, and the court gave me the results I wanted. The elderly woman is reported to have remarked, “I was requesting death penalty for Ramandeep so that no mother’s kid dies like this.
Sukhjit Singh and Ramandeep Kaur Mann had been wed since 2005. She allegedly informed the detectives that she had asked for a divorce but that her husband had refused to give it.