British Indian former banker Sanjay Nijhawan jailed for life over wife’s manslaughter


AN Indian-origin former banker was yesterday (1) sentenced by a British court to life imprisonment for the manslaughter of his wife. Sonita Nijhawan was discovered in a pool of blood in her family estate in Surrey, south England, in May this year, having been attacked by an axe. Her husband, Sanjay Nijhawan, had pleaded not guilty to murder on the ground of diminished responsibility. His trial heard that he had suffered depression and anxiety in the months before the gruesome assault. He was originally due to be sentenced on October 10, but the hearing was delayed as the judge at…

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