Seven Kings man guilty of hand chop murder
A SEVEN Kings man has been found guilty of murdering a woman who was hacked to death as she walked to collect her two sons from a childminder.
Jaswant Dhillon, also known as Taljit Singh, was hired by the husband of murdered Geeta Aulakh, 28, to carry out the killing.
He had originally gone to police claiming to be an unwitting participant who thought he was collecting a debt.
Thirty-year-old Dhillon, of High Road, Sher Singh and Geeta’s husband Harpreet Aulakh were all unanimously found guilty today by a jury at the Old Bailey.
The assault was so ferocious that Geeta’s right hand was severed as she desperately tried to protect her head and face.
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The court had heard Geeta left work at Sunrise Radio in Southall on November 16 last year.
Days earlier he was witnessed offering �5,000 to a group of friends “for someone to be murdered”.
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He briefed the attackers on Geeta’s route home and the time she would arrive, allowing them to lay in wait for her.
On the night of the murder Aulakh went to The Old Elm Tree pub in Heston, Hounslow, as his orders were carried out.
Police divers recovered bloodied clothes and the murder weapon from the Grand Union Canal, Slough, after Dhillon went to detectives claiming to be an unwitting participant the following day.
He became a suspect in August after officers linked him to Aulakh through mobile phone contacts
Aulakh, 32, of Chesterton Close, Sher Singh, 19, of Wren Avenue, Southall and Dhillon will be sentenced at a later date.
The jury are yet to reach a verdict on alleged getaway driver Harpreet Singh, 20, of Elmwood Road, Slough.