Mundill Mahil with London Mayor Sadiq Khan and Varinder Singh Bola


Just four years after leaving prison for luring a man to his grisly death, former medical student Mundill Mahil is set to become the mayoress of the London Borough of Redbridge.

In 2012, Mahil was found guilty of GBH and sentenced for six years in prison after she set a ‘honeytrap’ for TV executive Gagandip Singh, 21, who went to her student flat in Brighton where he was beaten over the head by Harvinder Shoker in 2011. Mr Singh was then stuffed in the boot of a car which was set on fire.

Mahil is now married to Redbridge mayor-elect Varinder Singh Bola.

Mr Singh’s sister Amandip, 26, told the Mail Online that her family continues to suffer over the death of her brother and the pain is worse now seeing the life Mahil is leading, especially as she has never shown any remorse for what she did.

“That woman lured my brother to a horrible death and yet served just three years in prison for it,” said Amandip.

“She has only been out for four years and is now going to be a mayoress, through her husband, but will be afforded as much respect as him.

Gagandip Singh

“She will be on his arm at official functions, where she’ll no doubt launch a charm offensive with the gathered dignitaries. But she doesn’t deserve any of it.

“My brother’s life was snatched away when it was just about to really begin and as a family we’ve been struggling to deal with it ever since.

“Yet she’s served a meagre prison sentence, married a high-flying politician and is now trying to ingratiate herself into polite society.

“Not once has she ever admitted her guilt or apologised to us. She’s moved on and is trying to pretend nothing ever happened.”

A court heard in 2012 that Mahil and Mr Singh were in a relationship that ended badly after she accused him of sexual assault.

Harvinder Shoker, who was also in love with Mahil, decided to take revenge and he and another man Darren Peters, viciously attacked Mr Singh in Mahil’s house in Brighton. He was then driven to London where he was murdered. A post-mortem examination revealed Mr Singh was still alive when the fire in the car was started.

Shoker got life for murder, while Peters was locked up for 12 years for manslaughter.

Mahil was jailed for six years for causing grievous bodily harm – but was released on license in 2014 after serving half of her sentence.

Mundill Mahil married Varinder Singh Bola in 2016

Mr Bola, an Ilford councillor who worked as a senior official in the office of Ilford South MP Mike Gapes, defended his wife telling The Sun: “I stand by my wife who has long been involved in charities and grassroots politics, well before I even met her.

“We have refrained from publicising our side of the story, and instead have been focusing on giving back to the community.

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“Mundill is a great example of a young woman who has gone through our criminal justice system and is making a positive contribution to society through mentoring and supporting others.

“No one can turn back the clock and I only wish people would refrain from passing judgment without knowing the full details.”