Telford man guilty of daughter's murder
- 11 February 2011
- From the section Shropshire
A Telford man has been found guilty of the murder of his daughter.
Gurmeet Singh Ubhi, of Berberis Road, Leegomery, had denied killing Amrit, 24, at the family home last September.
During the trail at Leicester Crown Court the jury heard evidence that Ubhi, 54, a Sikh man, could not accept his daughter's western lifestyle.
On Friday he was sentenced to life imprisonment and told he must serve a minimum term of 15 years before he is eligible for release.
Earlier in the trial it emerged he had told police he had applied "minimal pressure" to her neck.
The jury heard a physical argument developed as Ubhi demanded his daughter turn down her music. He was also unhappy about her relationship with a non-Sikh.
Acting Det Insp Billy Scott, who is based in CID at Malinsgate Police Station, has expressed his satisfaction at the result.
He said: "We are very pleased with today's verdict as at no point during his time in police custody did Mr Ubhi show any remorse for what he had done.
"On the day in question he ended his daughter's life with his own hands and then calmly tidied the scene before contacting the police.
"His actions have caused heartbreak to his family and I hope that today's guilty verdict does at least offer them some small consolation.
"Amrit was a much loved daughter, sister and girlfriend and her family and friends remain devastated by her loss."