Duo jailed for total of 16 years
TWO men have been jailed for killing a frail pensioner during a robbery at her Birmingham flat.
Mohammed Iftab, 25, and Waseem Shabir, 23, both of Aston, Birmingham, had earlier pleaded guilty to manslaughter of Mohinder Kaur at Birmingham Crown Court.
Mrs Kaur, 81, was found dead at her Kings Heath flat in August 2007.
Iftab was sentenced to nine-and-half years and Shabir was given seven years at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday.
The court was told the two men had brought adhesive tape from a DIY store before they made their way to Mrs Kaur’s flat first-floor property in Nutgrove Close on 25 August last year.
They then used the name of Mrs Kaur’s grandson to trick their way into the flat before they overpowered her and wrapped the adhesive tape 11 times around her mouth.
After ransacking the flat and making off with gold jewellery, Iftab and Shabir left Mrs Kaur on the floor and struggling for breath.
She was discovered dead 48 hours later by her nephew.
Det Ch Insp Rich Baker, of West Midlands Police, said: “Throughout this investigation we had the full support of Mohinder’s family and our thoughts go out to them.”