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Latvian charged over Indian-origin woman’s murder in UK – Times of India



Latvian charged over Indian-origin woman’s murder in UK – Times of India

LONDON: A Latvian man in the UK has been charged with the murder of a 30-year-old Indian-origin woman who was found dead near London’s Heathrow airport last month, Scotland Yard said on Friday.

Vadims Ruskuls, 24, from Latvia, was also charged on Friday with preventing lawful burial of Pardeep Kaur.

“Vadims Ruskuls appeared in custody at Hendon Magistrates Court and was remanded to appear at the Old Bailey on Monday, 7 November,” a Scotland Yard statement said.

Kaur, who was married and worked as a hotel housekeeper, had been reported missing on October 17 by a relative after she did not come home from work.

The investigation was taken over by the Metropolitan Police’s Homicide and Major Crime Command on October 20.

On October 22, Met Police detectives discovered her body concealed on waste ground underneath the Harlington High Street flyover in Hayes, near Heathrow airport in south-west London.

A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive in establishing the cause of death and the results of further tests are awaited.

Her body was found by police nearly a week after she went missing and it is believed she was strangled by a stranger on her way back home from work in south-west London.

Local police increased patrols in the area to reassure the neighbourhood following the murder.
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