Search

Ilford man who stabbed cousin in frenzy told her: ‘I’m killing you’

09:41 16 August 2012

A knifeman who tried to kill his cousin by slicing her from cheek to jowl and stabbing her in the stomach has been sent to a secure mental hospital.

Darren Paratian, 34, grabbed Vimla Mahadoo by the throat and told her: “I’m killing you,” as he attacked with a carving knife, aiming for her jugular vein.

The attack happened at Ms Mahadoo’s home in Ilford last August 12, Snaresbrook Crown Court heard.

Ms Mahadoo tried to escape but Paratian, formerly of Henley Road, Ilford, followed her and stabbed her in the abdomen five or six times.

Paratian attempted to gouge her eye and slashed her face as the victim collapsed on her driveway, jurors heard.

Ms Mahadoo was rushed to hospital after a horrified neighbour alerted police. She now suffers permanent scarring.

Giving evidence, tearful Ms Mahadoo visibly shook as she told the court of her ordeal.

Ms Mahadoo told how, prior to Paratian’s arrival, she was using a carving knife to cut bread and cheese.

“He grabbed me with one hand from behind and then got the knife,” she said.

“It seemed the knife was going towards my neck.

“I was pulling at his arm to get away and screamed ‘’What are you doing?’’

“He said ‘I’m killing you.’

“I think he must have got me at least 10 to 12 times in my neck.

The court heard Paratian suffers from paranoid schizophrenia and remains “floridly psychotic and deluded’”.

A jury found him guilty of wounding with intent, which he denied

Judge Martyn Zeidman ordered Paratian be detained indefinitely at the John Howard Centre psychiatric unit under sections 37 and 41 of the Mental Health Acts

The judge also paid tribute to Ms Mahadoo for “so bravely giving evidence”.

A separate count of attempted murder was laid on file.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:52

Traffic on the A406 northbound is facing delays after a crash near the Ilford flyover involving three cars this afternoon (Wednesday).

Yesterday, 10:44
Sixteen-year-old Alfie Perrin died after falling from scaffolding in Camden Road, Wanstead

The building site supervisor who was on duty when a 16-year-old apprentice fell from scaffolding to his death has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Yesterday, 07:59
Woodbridge high school

A petition has been launched opposing plans to expand a school after they were approved by the council.

Tue, 18:31
Motorcyclist banned from driving after being stopped by police in Chigwell. Picture: Essex Police

A man who police believe has recorded the highest speed ever by a motorcyclist in the UK while carrying a pillion passenger has been banned from driving.

Breaking news

Yesterday, 10:44

The building site supervisor who was on duty when a 16-year-old apprentice fell from scaffolding to his death has been found not guilty of manslaughter.

Read more

Most read news

Competitions

Vroom! You could be emmersed in the action at the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship fires into Brands Hatch on 17/18/19 April for one of the most anticipated seasons in recent years as 39 riders are set for two fierce contests on the 1.2 mile Indy circuit.

Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder