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Guilty plea over body at West Bromwich police station

Harish Kumar Image copyright West Midlands Police
Image caption Harish Kumar's family said "he was always there to help and he will be sadly missed"

A man has admitted stabbing to death a man whose body was found in a car parked outside a police station.

Sukhwinder Singh, 40, who has paranoid schizophrenia admitted manslaughter by diminished responsibility over the death of Harish Kumar in August.

Mr Kumar's body was found in a BMW outside West Bromwich police station.

Prosecutor Nigel Power QC told the judge medical experts said Singh's "psychotic beliefs contributed to and explained the killing".

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Mr Kumar, from Willenhall, near Walsall, died as a result of a stab wound to the chest, a post-mortem examination found.

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Image caption Sukhwinder Singh had denied murder

Singh, of MacDonald Close in Tividale, West Midlands, had denied murdering Mr Kumar, who West Midlands Police said was his brother-in-law.

A police spokesman said the defendant had stabbed Mr Kumar the night before and "drove him around for a number of hours before parking up at the police station" and walking in to report the death on 10 August last year.

Singh followed proceedings at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday through a Punjabi interpreter.

Judge Michael Challinor told him he would be remanded in custody until being sentenced at the same court on 29 June.

"I have no doubt you will co-operate now you are being medicated," he said.

Mr Kumar was described by his family as a "a great, yet very humble man" who would be sadly missed.

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