Man who killed pregnant ex-wife with crossbow jailed for life

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo
Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo

A MAN who killed his heavily pregnant ex-wife with a crossbow was on Friday (29) jailed for life.

Ramanodge Unmathallegadoo, 51, burst into her home in east London and fired arrow into Sana Muhammad’s stomach as she fled upstairs in a “brutal and evil attack.”

Sana, formerly known as Devi Unmathallegadoo, suffered catastrophic injuries in the shooting and died.

The 35-year-old Devi was living with her new partner, builder Imtiaz Muhammad, when she was killed on November 12 last year.

Before the killing, Ramanodge had allegedly carried out surveillance on the house.

On Friday, Judge Mark Lucraft QC sentenced Ramanodge to life with a minimum term of 33 years.

He described the killing of Sana as a “brutal and evil attack.”

He told the defendant: “You have carefully planned this attack. You had two loaded crossbows and I’m entirely satisfied you intended an attack on Sana and then on Imtiaz.

“One can only assume that you were jealous of their life together and the fact that they had formed a loving bond between themselves and with your children.”

The arranged marriage of Devi and Ramanodge ended in divorce in 2014, after which she went on to marry Imtiaz.

She had three children, aged 18, 14 and 12, with Ramanodge and two young girls, aged five and two, with Muhammad.

Her unborn baby was later rescued by doctors in an emergency Caesarean operation following the attack.

Ramanodge had worked as a site manager at the Newham General Hospital until he resigned in 2013.