Nirmal Gill killed wife Rosemary in 'revenge' for affair

A jealous husband battered his wife to death with a dumbbell after private investigators he hired uncovered her affair, a court has heard.

Nirmal Gill is accused of murdering Rosemary Gill in the bedroom of their Bristol home last July.

Bristol Crown Court was told Gill had become suspicious of his wife and asked private investigators to track her movements.

Gill, 49, admits manslaughter but denies murder. The trial continues.

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The court was told the firm relayed the mother-of-two's location to her husband who discovered she was having an affair with her ex-husband.

'Jealous man'

Three days later, Gill, from St Werburghs allegedly carried out the fatal "revenge" attack, using a metal dumbbell to strike his wife in the head at least 12 times.

The couple's daughter, Jasmine, 19, discovered her mother's body some hours later.

Michael Fitton QC, for the prosecution, told the jury Gill admitted the manslaughter of his wife through a loss of control but denies murdering.

But Mr Fitton told the jury: "He didn't lose control of himself when he beat her to death, he knew what he was doing.

"He was killing her in revenge for what he had discovered about her behaviour because she had been unfaithful.

"He was killing her because he was a jealous man who was never going to forgive her, not just for the affair but for lying to him. She paid for her affair with her life."

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