Three plead guilty to killing Accountant


Victim Vijay Thaper, 61, died six weeks after attack

THREE men will be sentenced next month after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of a Bloxwich accountant.

Sandeep Lotey, 24, Saranjeet Lotey, 22, from Milton Keynes and Pritpal Singh Panesar, 21, from Handsworth, appeared at Wolverhampton Crown Court where they pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of Vijay Thaper.

The 61-year-old was attacked just yards from his home in Stoney Lane, Bloxwich, on 13 January last year.

Mr Thaper suffered injuries to both his legs. But six weeks after the attack he become unwell and was admitted to hospital where he died on March 8.

Because of his earlier injuries, a forensic post mortem was carried out which showed that Mr Thaper died form a pulmonary thrombosis, brought on by the injuries he sustained in January.

All three men will be sentenced on Friday 8 July.


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