Evil Harmohinder Sanghera Murdered Muslim Ex-boyfriend’s Pregnant Wife Sana Ali

Sikh student jailed for stabbing of pregnant Muslim love rival

By JAMES TOZER

Last updated at 00:14 30 November 2007

 

A student stabbed hersecret lover’s pregnant wife to

death while in the grip of a terrible

obsession with her innocent

young rival.

Mindy Sanghera, a 23-year-old

Sikh, was destined for a high-flying

dentistry career after a string of

top exam grades when she fell in

love with playboy businessman

Sair Ali, a Muslim.

But when she found out he had

secretly gone through with an

arranged marriage to his teenage

cousin, Sana Ali, and that she was

pregnant, she became consumed with

jealousy and decided to eliminate the

woman standing between them.

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Harmohinder Sanghera

After writing hysterical letters in

which she questioned whether she was

turning into “a psycho”, she waited until

Mr Ali was out at Friday prayers, went

round to confront 17-year-old Sana,

and stabbed her more than 40 times.

In a horrifyingly brutal climax she

then lifted the 11-weeks pregnant

teenager’s top and plunged the knife

deep into her belly.

Yesterday Sanghera was found guilty of murder

and jailed for life with a minimum

term of 14 years.

The frenzied stabbing of a shy, innocent

teenager while she carried an

unborn child horrified millions, but

detectives soon discovered she was

the unwitting victim of an inter-religious

love triangle that would scandalise

two communities.

Mr Ali, whose family live in a large,

detached house on the outskirts of

Bury, Greater Manchester, had been

betrothed to Sana, his first cousin,

since she was nine.

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But while she received a traditional,

Muslim upbringing in Pakistan, back

in Britain her future husband, now 25, was

enjoying himself, conducting

secret affairs and frequenting nightclubs.

Among his lovers was Harmohinder

Kaur Sanghera, known as Mindy, a

pretty Sikh student who had caught

his eye after they were introduced by

friends in 2005.

She is the youngest daughter of a

respected Punjabi couple living in a

£400,000 house in Solihull in the West

Midlands.

Her father Gurnek is

thought to be a manager for Royal

Mail while her mother Satinder works

at Marks & Spencer.

Mindy was destined for a career in

medicine after achieving straight As

at King Edward the Sixth Grammar School.

At the time of the killing she

was approaching the end of a course

at Birmingham University’s School of

Dentistry and had a posting lined up

at one of the city’s top practices.

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Maryam Fatima, mother of Sana Ali

She and Mr Ali, who ran his own

mobile phone business, conducted

their affair in £135-a-night rooms at a

four-star hotel to keep it secret from

their families.

By last year she was besotted with

him, saying she wanted to marry him

and have children together.

He told her they could never marry because

his parents would never accept a Sikh

daughter-in-law.

Sanghera, however, was convinced

her future lay with him, and talked of

converting to Islam.

Westernised and

previously not particularly religious,

she started to abstain from alcohol,

began wearing a headscarf and eating

halal food.

With Sana about to turn 17, preparations were in hand for an elaborate

wedding ceremony back in Pakistan,

after which she joined her husband at

the family home in Bury.

Slight and shy, Sana rarely ventured

outside, and friends said her only

interests were cooking and cleaning.

According to her mother, Maryam

Fatima, she was lonely and disappointed

in her new life with her Westernised

husband, who stayed out late

and had little in common with her.

Mr Ali had failed to consummate the

marriage on their wedding night, and

he admitted he would take Viagra

before having sex with her, but by the

spring of this year it was announced

that she was pregnant.

It ought to have been the signal to

his mistress that they had no future

together, but by now she was beyond

reason.

Sanghera would light candle after

candle when he was away, never letting

the flame die out, demanded that

he phone her and speak to her until

she fell asleep, and wrote to him saying

she wanted to be his “golden girl”.

At other times she would make abusive

comments about Sana or demand

to know whether they had had sex the

night before.

In one of her letters to him she

wrote: “I think I am going crazy. I

thought I could handle it and deal

with cutting contact with you but I

can’t.

“Maybe I am a psycho, crazy, or

just a fool, or maybe all of thosethings.”

Rather than cut off contact altogether,

Mr Ali agreed to keep seeing her

until after her exams that summer, and

they secretly entered a temporary

Islamic marriage.

Then finally, in the words of prosecutor

Peter Wright QC, in her “jealousy and

desperation” and frustration at her

predicament, “she allowed all reason and

good sense to desert her”.

They spoke by phone on the evening of

Thursday, May 10, discussing going away

together that weekend.

The following

day, with Mr Ali at mosque and his

teenage brother at college, Sanghera

drove to Bury.

After duping the teenager to let her in,

she went with Sana to the couple’s bedroom,

produced a six-and-a-half inch

kitchen knife, and stabbed her 42 times.

Before fleeing, she plunged the blade

into her belly.

The baby, a boy who was

to have been named Abdul, would have

been due last week.

Sanghera then

calmly spoke to Mr Ali on the phone

before returning home, leaving his sister

to discover the horrific scene.

Sanghera admitted visiting Sana but

claimed she had left her alive and well,

and at her trial the defence suggested Mr

Ali had killed her.

She looked shocked as

she was found guilty of murder at Manchester

Crown Court, struggling to keep

her composure and fighting back tears as

the sentence was announced.

In a statement to court, Sana’s husband

– whose behaviour was branded “weak-willed

and reprehensible” at the trial –

said he felt “indescribable” emptiness

since her death.

Sana’s mother said the

family had finally secured justice.

“Sana

will be happy today,” said Mrs Fatima.

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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/woman-who-stabbed-lovers-pregnant-7918398

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