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Indian-origin UK driver gets 6 years in jail for racing in traffic and killing British Sikh woman

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Indian-origin UK driver gets 6 years in jail for racing in traffic and killing British Sikh woman
Indian-origin UK driver gets 6 years in jail for racing in traffic and killing British Sikh woman

A 26-year-old Indian-origin man named Arjun Dosanjh has been jailed in the United Kingdom for six years, after his conviction for inflicting loss of life by harmful driving.

Indian-origin UK driver gets 6 years in jail for racing in traffic and killing British Sikh woman
UK convicts Arjun Dosanjh and Jacek Wiatrowski. Handout photograph courtesy: West Midlands Police

Arjun Dosanjh and his 51-year-old co-accused Jacek Wiatrowski have been racing one another in traffic. Their harmful competitors led to a collision with Surinder Kaur, 81, who was coming house from her native gurudwara in West Midlands. The accident occurred in November 2022.

Dosanjh and Wiatrowski obtained an identical sentences — six years in jail and a driving ban for eight years. The sentence was given by the Wolverhampton Crown Court this week.

According to a BBC report, Dosanjh was in a Mini and Wiatrowski was in a BMW once they pulled up subsequent to one another at a traffic gentle. Then they determined to race one another, heedless of the hazard they posed to pedestrians.

The courtroom heard that each autos have been travelling at excessive speeds, considerably exceeding the velocity restrict. CCTV footage confirmed Wiatrowski closely braking as he noticed Kaur crossing the highway; he narrowly missed her, however prompted Dosanjh to swerve on the fallacious facet of the highway, hitting Kaur.

“Mrs Kaur was on her means again from her native gurudwara, the journey she made each day, and was killed throughout her day by day routine,” mentioned Detective Sergeant Chris Ridge from the Serious Collision (*6*) Unit of the West Midlands Police.

“She was dedicated to her religion and household, and my ideas are together with her family members who’ve been deeply affected by her loss of life. Wiatrowski and Dosanjh didn’t know one another and have been driving competitively — this harmful and silly motion price a life. The sentence imposed won’t ever fill the void left in Mrs Kaur’s household, and I prolong my heartfelt condolences to them,” he mentioned.

Statement from household of sufferer

In a sufferer assertion learn out to the courtroom, Kaur’s household mentioned: “Our mum lived a quite simple life. She was a deeply spiritual woman, and on the day of the accident, she was on her means house from the gurudwara. The days and weeks after mum’s loss of life have been actually powerful; in addition to making an attempt to come back to phrases with our loss, we needed to cope with an ongoing police investigation.”

The police urged motorists to prioritise highway security, as their actions could make a major distinction in stopping accidents.

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