This is the chilling moment the lover of an unfaithful British wife sentenced to death in India for the murder of her husband confessed to colluding with her to commit the crime.
Gurpreet Singh reveals in chilling detail how he hit his childhood friend Sukhjit Singh in the head with a hammer, then slit his throat while he slept at his mother’s house in India in September 2016.
Mr Singh’s wife, Ramandeep Kaur Mann, 38, from Derby, was convicted of his murder earlier this month and sentenced to death after her trial heard she had given him a biryani mixed with sedatives, then allowed Gurpreet, 32, into the family home to kill him. him.
In her recorded video confession to Indian police, obtained by MailOnline, Gurpreet reveals the plan to murder Mr Singh, 34, was started by Mann because she was “fed up” with his alleged drug use and had suffered domestic violence.
He reveals: “I got a call from her and she said ‘he’s beating me, he won’t stop’.” I will kill him, or he will kill me. Please help me. Bring me things to kill him. I need a knife and a hammer. Then I bought them.
Gurpreet Singh (pictured), who was a childhood friend of Sukhjeet, was sentenced to life in prison and fined £260,000.
Sikh devotee Sukhjit Singh (left), 34, a father-of-two from Derby, was found in bed with his throat slit
British mother Ramandeep Kaur Mann (pictured) sentenced to death in India for murdering her husband so she could inherit £2million from his life insurance policy
Gurpreet Singh confesses role in gruesome murder
Recalling the events of the night, he revealed: “She was suffocating him with a pillow. I hit him on the head with a hammer. She said, “He’s still not dead.” So she gave me the knife I bought with me.
“She gave me the knife and I slit her throat. He still had trouble breathing, even after being choked and hit in the head. I was very afraid of what might happen because I had done such a bad thing.
Gurpreet was arrested hours after the murder as he tried to board a flight to Dubai, where he was living.
In his confession to Indian police, he claims that he and Mann became close after she began confiding in him about Mr. Singh’s alleged drug abuse and the domestic violence she allegedly suffered.
He said: “She confided in me and that’s how we became close. She told me to talk to him, I said yes, but he’s your husband, if I could I would save you. We became close, we became friends, we talked a lot.
He added: “She was fed up with it all. When he used drugs, he beat her. She told him you should be ashamed. He lied all the time about not doing drugs. That’s why they don’t get along.
Mann’s trial revealed that her affair with Gurpreet began when she went on a family vacation to Dubai to visit him in December 2015.
They then agreed to travel to India the following September to visit Mr Singh’s mother and the group also spent time traveling around the country.
Gurpreet said that after a few days, he was at his family’s home in Punjab, northern India, when he received a call from Mann asking him to come to Bastantapur village, where the mother lived from Mr. Singh, 12 hours by train.
He said that on the night of the murder, he arrived outside the house around 11:30 p.m. and Mann opened the front gate to let him in. Mr Singh was sleeping in an upstairs bedroom with his two sons.
Gurpreet added: “She opened the front door for me to enter. I went upstairs. The two dogs were in a cage covered with cloth so they couldn’t see anything. Then she took me upstairs.
“She came in (to the room) to check. She said, “We’re going to have to do this.” » I thought if we had a problem, I would be in trouble. She said, “We’re going to have to kill him.”
“I walked in and she said, ‘Hit him with a hammer.’ He was struggling.
Mann is seen with Gurpreet after the two were arrested by police following Singh’s murder
Their eldest son Arjun, then nine years old, witnessed the murder. Pictured: Sukhjit Singh and Ramandeep Kaur Mann
During his trial at a court in Shahjahanpur, northern India, it was learned that Mann’s affair with Gurpreet, who was her husband’s childhood friend, began during a family vacation in Dubai in November 2015.
Singh with his wife in the United Kingdom. The couple was on vacation in India when Singh was murdered.
Ramandeep Kaur Mann, 38, from Derby, was found guilty of murdering her husband Sukhjeet Singh, 34 (pictured together) while they were on holiday with his mother in India in 2016.
Sukhjit Singh with his wife and their son. The couple married in 2005 and lived in Derby before their deaths.
Sukhjit Singh with his wife, Ramandeep Kaur Mann. She is now calling for help while in prison awaiting execution.
Mann is being held in Shahjahanpur district jail (pictured) in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
Mann with her children and police at the scene of her husband’s murder. He is lying in front of them
Mann with her husband, their son. He began wearing a turban and a beard about two years before his assassination.
Gurpreet told police he and Mr Singh had attended the same school where they became close friends, but then lost contact for many years after they both left India.
Mr Singh moved to the UK in 2002 while Gurpreet went to Dubai, where he worked in construction and trucking.
He said that after committing the murder, he put the weapons in a bag and got rid of them. He then boarded a train to New Delhi so he could catch his flight and called Man several times along the way.
She was arrested by police shortly after the murder.
Gurpreet was sentenced to life in prison and is incarcerated in Shahjahanpur district jail in Uttar Pradesh in northern India, where Mann is also incarcerated in the women’s section of the prison.
She exclusively broke her silence behind bars to MailOnline, protesting her innocence and asking for forgiveness while insisting she had been “set up” by her husband’s family.
Choking back tears, Mann told MailOnline from inside the dilapidated 18th-century prison built during the British Raj that she was in a “living hell”.
She cried: “It’s horrible, it’s like being in hell, both this prison and the more serious situation I find myself in.
It was the worst thing that ever happened to me. I feel so alone, I haven’t made any friends here and I stay alone.
“The food and conditions are truly horrible. I don’t talk to anyone and I don’t want to do anything. I spend the whole day crying.
Mann’s lawyers have appealed the death sentence but, according to sources, Gurpreet is not contesting his conviction.