A man has today been found guilty of murder following the discovery of a womanâ€™s body in a Wolverhampton hotel room last year and sentenced to life imprisonment.
On 5 March 2013, Gurminder Singh, 29 from Forest Gate, travelled up from London to Wolverhampton to meet with the 29-year-old victim, Amandeep Kaur Hothi with whom he was in a relationship.
He booked into the cityâ€™s Britannia Hotel and then travelled to meet with the victim. They went back to his hotel room where the defendant attacked her with a knife.
Mrs Hothi, injured from the attack, made a call to her husband asking him for help. He immediately notified the police who commenced a search for the victim.
The following day, Singh called the emergency services requesting their attendance to the hotel as he had self-harmed himself.
When the paramedics arrived, they found the defendant in the hotel room lying on the bed with a cut to his throat. They also found the victim on the floor with her throat cut. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
The defendant received medical assistance and was later arrested and charged with the murder of Mrs Hothi.
Martin Lindop, Sector Crown Prosecutor from West Midlands Crown Prosecution Service, said:
â€œThis is a very tragic case where a young woman has entered into a relationship which has ultimately ended up costing her life and two young children losing their mother.
â€œGurminder Singh was unable to accept the fact that the victim wanted to break off their relationship, but he persuaded the victim to meet him. Armed with a knife, he travelled up to Wolverhampton to meet Mrs Hothi.
â€œThe defendant took the victim back to his hotel room, where he attacked her with the knife. Mrs Hothi tried to call her husband for help, but he and the police were unable to locate her.
â€œSingh then tried to commit suicide, but failing this, he called the emergency services for help, medical help which he denied Mrs Hothi.
â€œOur thoughts are today with the family and friends of Mrs Hothi.â€