Croydon man who stabbed teenaged wife to death pleads guilty

A man has pleaded guilty to murder following the fatal stabbing of his wife in Croydon.

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

Sharma is due to be sentenced at the same court on Friday, April 26.

Shortly after 4.15pm on October 29, last year, 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 post-mortem examination conducted on October 31 found the cause of Mehak’s death to have been a stab wound to the neck.

Detective Inspector Laura Semple, of the Met’s Specialist Crime Command, said: “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.

“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.”

Police have issued a reminder that victims of domestic abuse should call 999, but can also contact them at the dedicated Online link.

If you have a hearing or speech impairment, you can use the textphone service on 18001 101 or text the Met on 999 if you’ve pre-registered with the emergencySMS service.

Pictured top: Sahil Sharma (Picture: The Met)

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