UK Daily Mail reports:
A bank worker who married to conceal his
homosexuality strangled his wife a few months
later with a metal vacuum pipe, a court heard
Jasvir Ram Ginday throttled Varkha Rani and tried
to destroy her remains in an incinerator after going
through with the arranged marriage to please his
The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony in
India last March – even though Ginday, 30, had
confided in a friend years earlier that he was
attracted to men, the jury were told. Continue…
The defendant had traveled to the subcontinent
with his mother to find a bride and met several
women before a match-maker known to both
families introduced him to Miss Rani.
Prosecutor Debbie Gould told a jury the couple
became engaged ‘at the end of a meeting which
lasted several hours’, with Miss Rani’s family
believing Ginday to be ‘a perfect match for their
intelligent, well-educated, and attractive young
The bride, who had completed a degree and a
master’s degree in science and information
technology in India, moved to the UK to live with
Ginday in August after being granted a visa.
But just a month later, police discovered the
unrecognizable remains of the 24-year-old bride in
the back garden of the home they shared with
other members of Ginday’s family.
Miss Gould said that after killing his wife, Ginday
had forced her body into a 22-inch deep metal
incinerator in an alley beside their home.
He called police that night to report her missing –
claiming she had walked out after assaulting him
and had only married him for a visa to get into the
Miss Gould said: ‘His ultimate intention was to play
the role of victim, safe in the knowledge that he
could rely on his married status as a permanent
excuse for never having another relationship with a
woman…his respectability and that of his family’s
would be secured.’
She said Miss Rani was ‘in all senses a stranger in a
strange land’ following her arrival in the UK last
August, and appeared to be isolated, friendless and
The financially secure defendant, meanwhile, was
‘staring reality in the face’ and would have had to
explain any attempt to divorce his new bride.
‘His marriage was motivated by a desire to please
his parents and conceal his homosexuality from
them,’ Miss Gould said.
‘Over the years the defendant made contact with
g*y chat lines to discuss his sexuality, he
developed a network of g*y male friends and he
attended g*y clubs in the Birmingham area.’
The court head Ginday and his wife had been alone
in the house at Walsall, West Midlands, on
September 12, the day of the m****r.
That afternoon, neighbors saw smoke and likened
the smell to that which comes from a crematorium.
When one concerned resident knocked on Ginday’s
door, he claimed he was simply burning rubbish
Police searched the property that night after
Ginday made the missing persons report, but they
did not look in the garden.
They returned the next night after neighbors
reported seeing black smoke for the second day
Although Ginday had attempted to destroy his
wife’s body, Wolverhampton Crown Court heard
that a woman police constable ‘lifted the lid (of the
incinerator) and found herself looking down on a
human skull which was severely burnt’.
Miss Gould said the skull was not complete and
had only a few teeth, while the body was described
as being ‘folded up and foetal-like’.
Officers also discovered Miss Rani’s wedding ring
inside the 22-inch deep incinerator.
An examination of computer equipment showed
that somebody at the property had searched for
incinerators online around four weeks before Miss
CCTV images also showed Ginday filling up a water
bottle with petrol at a service station just hours
before the body was discovered.
Pathologists later confirmed the human remains
were that of Miss Rani and that she had died from
strangulation by a metal pole being placed across
Miss Rani’s father, Surjit Singh told the jury he had
no idea his son-in-law was g*y, and didn’t even
know what the term meant. He said through an
interpreter that he had been ‘shocked and
distressed’ after British police had explained it to
He added: ‘Of course I wouldn’t have let her marry
him if I had known. I have never heard of it before.
No, Varkha didn’t know about g*y either.’
Ginday denies a charge of m****r but has admitted
manslaughter and a further charge of perverting
the course of justice by lying to police. The trial