In a shocking incident, a gay bank worker strangled his wife and burnt her body months after marrying her to hide his sexuality.
On Tuesday, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard that Jasvir Ram Ginday, who is alleged to have throttled Varkha Rani at their home, later burnt his wife’s body in a garden incinerator.
The 29-year-old Ginday, of Walsall, has admitted to manslaughter but denied murder.
According to BBC, the court heard Ginday married the 24-year-old Rani in India in March 2013 to conceal his homosexuality and please his parents. Rani moved to the UK to live with Ginday in August after being granted a visa.
Prosecutor Deborah Gould told the court that Ginday had confided in a friend that he was attracted to men as early as 2008. Gould also said that someone at the family home searched on Internet for incinerators about a month before Rani’s death on September 12, 2013.
Ginday had initially told police that his wife had walked out on him after using him to gain entry to the UK, reports BBC.
Gould said: “His ultimate intention, the Crown suggests, was to play the role of victim, safe in the knowledge that he could rely upon his married status as a permanent excuse for never having to have another relationship with a woman.”
The trial continues.