A Brighton medical student has been jailed for six years after luring a man to his death.
Mundill Mahil, 20, will be sent to a young offender institution after her conviction for causing grievous bodily harm to murder victim Gagandip “Gagan” Singh.
Mahil, a trainee doctor at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, asked Mr Singh to come to her home in Gladstone Place, off Lewes Road, Brighton.
She led him to her bedroom where two friends were waiting for the 21-year-old television executive.
The pair then beat Mr Singh senseless as Mahil sat in the kitchen eating key lime pie and ignoring his desperate pleas to her for help.
The two men then wrapped the unconscious Sikh TV owner in Mahil’s duvet and put him in the boot of his blue Mercedes car.
They drove him to a quiet lane in Blackheath in southeast London, doused him with petrol and set him and the car on fire. He died from the fumes.
The two men who killed Mr Singh were jailed today (Wednesday 29 February) at the Central Criminal Court – also known as the Old Bailey – in London.
Harinder “Ravi” Shoker, 20, of Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, in southeast London, was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder and told that he would serve at least 22 years. His name has also been reported as Harvinder Shoker.
Darren Peters, 20, of Shooters Hill Road, Blackheath, was jailed for 12 years for manslaughter.
Judge Paul Worsley told Mahil that she had shown no pity as Mr Singh cried out her name and said: “In addition to your many outstanding qualities, you can be manipulative, vengeful and deceitful.”
Mahil, a second-year undergraduate, of Maidstone Road, Chatham, Kent, said that Mr Singh, who had given her £12,000 for her medical school fees, had tried to rape her in August 2010.
Six months later, in February last year, Mr Singh suffered what the judge called a horrific attack in her Brighton bedroom.
She had told the five medical students with whom she shared her Brighton home that her “gangster” friends would sort out Mr Singh.
But in court Mahil blamed Shoker, who was besotted with her, for going beyond what they had agreed. She said that this was for Shoker to give Mr Singh a few slaps to persuade him to mend his ways.
Shoker, a trainee electrician and martial arts expert, had bragged that he was prepared to go to prison for Mahil.
She was cleared of murder but Detective Chief Inspector Damian Allain, of the Metropolitan Police Homicide and Serious Crime Command, said: “Her actions were calculating and she was at the heart of a criminal conspiracy of tricking Gagandip to Brighton to seriously assault him, which ultimately resulted in his death.
“I have no doubt that but for her actions, her deceit and trickery that night, Gagandip’s death would not have happened.”
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