Leicester man killed colleague for talking too loudly

A man convicted of murdering his colleague was jailed for life yesterday at Leicester Crown Court.

Sulakhan Singh, 39, was found guilty of murdering Sukhwinder Singh and was told he must serve a minimum of 22 years before he is eligible for parole.

He was also given a three year and six month prison sentence for possessing a bladed article, which will run concurrently.

The incident happened at an address in Belgrave in July this year.


The men were carrying out refurbishment work at the property, when an argument flared up because Sulakhan felt the victim was talking too loudly to another worker,

The argument escalated leading to Sulakhan fatally stabbing Sukhwinder, before leaving the address on foot.

Sukhwinder Singh died in hospital later that morning. Sulakhan was arrested at a nearby property after other workers told police what had happened.

Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood said: “This began as a relatively minor argument, but all of a sudden it spun out of control and – tragically – resulted in a man losing his life.”

Sukhwinder Singh was murdered during an argument

“Sulakhan Singh must now face up to the consequences of his actions.”

“Although no period of imprisonment will bring Sukhwinder back, I hope his family feel a sense of justice that he has been found guilty of murder and is now serving a life sentence.”

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