The sister of talented TV executive Gagandip Singh has recalled the heartbreak of having her brother’s killer ‘giggle’ down the phone to her after he brutally burnt him alive.
Gagandip was murdered in 2011 after being lured to his death by 19-year-old medical student Mundill Mahil.
The pair had previously been friends, although Mundill set up the attack after telling Gagandip’s killers that he had sexually assaulted her.
After being summoned to Mundill’s flat in Brighton on August 25, 2011, the 21-year-old was beaten unconscious by two men – Harinder Shoker and Darren Peters.
The duo went on to throw Gagandip in the boot of his car before driving to Blackheath, South London and setting him alight.
Speaking about Gagandip’s death ahead of tonight’s episode of Murder At My Door, his sister Amandip Singh told Metro.co.uk that she phoned Harinder when she thought her brother had gone missing.
‘I called him and asked: “Do you know where Gagandip is?” and he laughed and said “no”.
‘It was a giggle, and I told my mum that I hadn’t said anything funny and something didn’t seem right, so I told the police that as well.’
Amandip also called Mundill after being told by a friend that Gagandip had driven down to see her.
Amandip claims that Mundill initially denied seeing her brother, but later told the police that he had been there, although he had not gone inside the flat.
She continued: ‘I called Mundill to see what she knew and I asked her if she had seen him and she said no and I said: “well I’ve been told he has (been there)”.
‘She changed her statement straight away and said “he did come but he didn’t come inside”.
‘Again, she was not making sense and it didn’t add up so we told the police and while they were doing their investigation as well, I was trying to piece things together for us as a family.’
Amandip went on to recall how the horrific incident unfolded.
She continued: ‘It was the night of the 25th at about 7pm and he told us he was going to a party.
‘We were informed in the early hours of the morning by police, who were asking where he was, and at that point, we had no idea what had happened.
‘We just thought he had got into trouble, and as time went on we realised it was much more serious.’
The following morning, the police arrived at the door of the family home at 4am and told Amandip that a car had been found burnt out, with a body in the boot.
However, it wasn’t until 8pm that night, that they realised it was Gagandip’s body.
‘In the back of my head, I kind of knew that’s what we were going to be told,’ she added.
‘And when they did say it, it was suggested that my mum be taken to hospital and the news was given to her there.’
In February 2012, 20-year-old Harinda convicted of murder with a minimum of 22 years while his accomplice, Darren, 20, was given 12 years for manslaughter.
Mundill was given six years for grievous bodily harm, but she only served four.
After being released, she began to rebuild her life by becoming a personal trainer and marrying Varinder Singh Bola, who was announced as the mayor-elect for the borough of Redbridge.
Murder At My Door airs on Crime+Investigation tonight at 9pm
Credit: Original article published here.