Family relieved as court jails men for life
TWO men in India have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a Leicester businessman.
Fifty nine year old Mohan Singh Biring from Greenland Drive in Humberstone, Leicester was attacked by a group of men armed with iron bars while leaving a restaurant in the Punjab on August 18, 2005.
Mr Biring had been staying in the area for three months whilst overseeing a house-building project.
Gurpreet Singh, 24, from the village of Virkan near Goraya and 25-year-old Jasbir Singh from the village of Moran Wali in the district of Hoshiarpur were found guilty of Mr Biring’s murder by a court in Jalandhar.
They were both sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to pay a fine of 50,000 rupees.
Six other men charged in connection with the murder were found not guilty.
Mr Biring’s son Salinder Singh said the punishment of the two men had brought the family “small comfort”.
My father’s death has devastated our family and changed our lives forever”, he said.
“He was a wonderful man who didn’t deserve to die in this horrific way and I still miss him every minute of every day. The sentencing of these two men to life imprisonment brings us some small comfort.
“We would like to thank the police in India and officers from Leicestershire Constabulary who helped get the case the court and supported my family throughout the ordeal.”
Superintendent Steve Harrod from Leicestershire Constabulary said: “I am pleased that after three years and a very lengthy trial, these two men have been sentenced to life imprisonment for the role they played in the murder of Mr Biring.
“His family have understandably been devastated by his death but I hope that this outcome will bring them some form of comfort.”