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Roshni B.. (For justice and dignity)     17 February 2011

Loud music makes UK Sikh man kill daughter

Times of India

Loud music makes man kill daughter

LONDON: A Sikh father in UK allegedly strangled his 24-year-old daughter to death for playing music loudly, a court here has heard. Gurmeet Ubhi, 54, was furious that his children were outgrowing his controlling influence, and strangled his daughter after an argument with her over loud music, a jury at Leicester Crown Court was told.

Ubhi was woken up by his daughter's loud music when he was sleeping after finishing a night shift last September, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph on Friday.

They got into a fight when he tried to use the remote control to turn the music down. After a struggle, he put his hands around her throat and strangled her.

Rachel Brand, prosecuting counsel, said Ubhi, of Telford, Shropshire, then rang friends and family members to say "goodby and god bless you", before driving to a police station and confessing.

Brand told the court that Ubhi had a problematic relationship with Amrit, his son, Harmeet, and his wife Satinder.
The couple broke up in 1997 and Ubhi remarried, the court heard a marriage that broke down because he was jailed for attacking his second wife with a chisel.

On his release he moved back into the family home. Brand said, "The relationship between Amrit and her father was not good. He also did not like the fact that she had a white English boyfriend, a serving soldier called Stuart Loakes, whom she had been seeing for a number of years".

Ubhi denies murder. The trial continues.


 2 Replies


I do not blame the man here,although I am against any killing.

But no one will kill his child like this.

The daughter must be very disobedient.She may have refused to lower the music volume after her father had requested.So a fight may have happened.

She should have bothered that her father needs a peaceful sleep,after a hard day's work.

Any sleep deprived man can get aggressive,if not allowed to sleep.

Bhartiya No. 1 (Nationalist)     20 February 2011

Killling at rage over petty issue is not justified. He could have separated himself from her. Human mind is of complex nature and goes thru ups and down. One must learn to control his/her rage.

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