UK: Two sentenced to 40yrs imprisonment for stabbing Indian-origin man
Two men convicted of the fatal stabbing of an Indian-origin man earlier this year have been sentenced to a total of 40 years in jail by a London court. Balbir Johal, 48, was attacked in the Southall suburb of west London in March and rushed to a hospital with stab wounds but he died a short time later. Here's more.
Balbir Johal died of hemorrhage from a stab wound
On March 19, police were notified by Ealing Hospital staff that Balbir Johal had been admitted to the hospital suffering stab injuries. He died a short time later. A post-mortem examination, which took place on March 22, found the cause of death to be a hemorrhage from a stab wound to the right femoral vein, the Met Police said.
CCTV camera recorded the whole incident
Detectives established through their inquiries that Balbir Johal was involved in an altercation with two men on Marlborough Road in Southall. CCTV camera captured the incident and showed two men in a white Mercedes pulling up alongside Johal before getting out and speaking to him.
Accused were arrested with the help of a CCTV footage
The detectives from the Metropolitan Police's Homicide and Major Crime Command launched a murder investigation and charged Hassan Mohammed, 24, and Yassin Yussuf, 21, with the murder of the logistics planner a day later on March 20. Mohamed and Yussuf were stopped by police in the car that had been captured on CCTV and were arrested on suspicion of murder and subsequently charged.
Culprits are ordered to serve full term before considering release
At an Old Bailey court hearing in London on Tuesday, Mohamed was sentenced to 26 years' imprisonment and told he must serve the full term before being considered for release. Yassin Yussuf was convicted of the lesser charge of manslaughter and sentenced to 14 years imprisonment and an additional three years on a license, or release under strict conditions.