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Man, 24, admits killing 19-year-old wife after knifing her in the neck at Croydon home causing ‘catastrophic injuries’


A man has admitted to killing his teenage wife after he knifed her in the neck at their home in Croydon.


Sahil Sharma, 24, of Croydon, appeared in custody at Kingston Crown Court on February 8 where he pleaded guilty to the murder of his wife, 19-year-old Mehak Sharma.


Detective Inspector Laura Semple, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “Sahil Sharma’s actions have devastated a family.


"In killing his wife he has robbed her family of a loving daughter for reasons known only to himself.


“While I am pleased that Mehak Sharma’s loved ones will now be spared the experience of going through a trial, nothing can bring her back to them.“


Sharma is due to be sentences at the same court on April 26.

Shortly after 4.15pm on October 29, 2023, Sahil Sharma dialled 999 and told the police operator that he had killed his wife at their home on Ash Tree Way.


At the address, officers found Mrs Sharma unresponsive.


She had suffered catastrophic knife injuries to her neck, and despite the efforts of medics at the scene she was sadly pronounced dead around 20 minutes later.


Mehak’s family were informed and they continue to be supported by specialist officers.


A special post-mortem examination conducted on October 31, 2023 found the cause of Mehak's death to have been a stab wound to the neck.


DI Semple added: “Mehak was killed in her own home, the place where she should have been safest, by the person who should have loved and protected her.


"My thoughts today are with her family and loved ones.”


Credit: thesun

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