News Patiala:- A 79-year-old Sikh man has confessed to murdering his wife with a wooden bat at their home in East London. Tarsem Singh appeared at Snesbrook Crown Court on Monday where he admitted murdering his 77-year-old wife Maya Devi. He will be sentenced on September 29.
Tarsem Singh went to Romford police station on May 2 and said that he had killed his wife. Officers then rushed to their home on Cowdray Way in Elm Park and found Maya unconscious on the living room floor. A round wooden bat was found nearby, and police also found bloodstains on the club and adjacent walls. Maya was declared dead on the spot. A post-mortem examination revealed the cause of death to be blunt force trauma to the head.
Tarsem Singh was charged the next day and sent to remand. Detective Chief Inspector Mark Rogers of the Metropolitan Police, who led the investigation, said: “Tarsem Singh has never explained why he behaved so violently that evening, but we are pleased that he has admitted his crime and that a sentence will now be pronounced.”
Tarsem Singh and Maya ran a post office with their wife in the East London suburb of Raynham, which is close to their home, for many years before retiring recently. Tarsem Singh and Maya, parents of a son and two daughters, are both originally from India but have lived in the UK for 50 years.
Detective Chief Inspector Rogers said: “This is a painful case which has disturbed the three children of the couple. No one should have to lose their mother like this and we will continue to support them during this difficult time.”