LIFE IN JAIL FOR LAY-BY MURDERER
Ruthless killer convicted of strangling vulnerable mother
by Tom Herbert email@example.com
Twitter: @TRHerbert A MAN has been sentenced to life imprisonment for strangling a 34-yearold prostitute in his car before dumping her body in a Gerrards Cross lay-by.
Navin Mohan, 35, of no fixed abode, will serve a minimum of 21 years and 191 days for the brutal murder of ‘vulnerable’ mother Anita Kapoor, from Hayes, London.
Mohan, wearing a grey jumper and shaking his head, was found guilty by a unanmimous jury at Reading Crown Court on Monday and sentenced on Tuesday.
Ms Kapoor’s half-naked body was found by a lorry driver on the morning of Tuesday, June 23, in undergrowth close to the Amersham Road, A413. She had been strangled to death in the early hours.
Earlier, the court was told Ms Kapoor’s boyfriend, Stanley Flanders, 50, had heard Ms Kapoor – who had been suffering from depression – begging for her life on the phone at 4.10am.
He overheard her say: “Please, please leave me. Let me go, please let me go. I won’t say nothing, I won’t say nothing.”
Prosecutor John Price told the jury: “Then for the first time he heard the man’s voice. It sounded to him like that of a young Asian man and he heard it say these words – ‘Watch it, you’re going to kill yourself’.
“The call was then terminated at the other end.”
Mr Flanders called police and reported her missing at 5.33am after repeatedly trying to contact her but finding her phone turned off.
Mr Price said Ms Kapoor was last seen on CCTV getting into a red Nissan Micra on Saxon Road, Southall, at 4.05am on June 23. CCTV showed the car, registered to Mohan’s address of the time, heading to a cashpoint near a Sainsbury’s in Hayes. It then showed the car heading to a secure industrial estate compound, away from CCTV cameras, at 4.16am.
Mr Price told the jury the car left the compound at 4.40am and travelled directly to the lay-by between Chalfont St Peter and Gerrards Cross having been captured by various cameras.
A forensic examination of the Micra revealed Ms Kapoor’s DNA in the car, in the form of bloodstains and hairs.
Following the verdict, Adrian Foster, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern Crown Prosecution Service, said: “The motive for the killing remains a mystery, but what is clear is that Mohan is an extremely ruthless, violent and dangerous man.”
Guilty: Navin Mohan has been sentenced to life for the murder of Anita Kapoor. The judge called him ruthless,
violent and dangerous