LURED TO DEATH BY HONEYTRAP BABE Victim was burned alive after meeting, court told
A STUNNING student lured a besotted millionaire into a honeytrap where he was beaten unconscious, thrown into a car and burned alive, a court heard.
Mundill Mahil, 20, is accused of the murder of Gagandip Singh – a TV entrepreneur – after he tried to rape her six months earlier.
She is accused of plotting the “extreme violence” of his death with another man Harvinder Shoker, 20 – who was also “besotted” with her.
It is claimed the pair also used “hired muscle” Darren Peters, 20, to help carry out the killing, in “revenge” for the attempted rape.
Mahil, a second year student at Brighton and Sussex Uni, met Gagandip, 21, a fellow Sikh, in 2009.
The Old Bailey heard how he became “emotionally dependant” on her following the murder of his father in India that year.
On Feb 25 this year Mahil lured him to her home, where Peters and Shoker attacked him.
Gagandip was then beaten unconscious, wrapped in her duvet and bundled into the boot of his sister’s Mercedes car which he had arrived in.
He was then driven by the men to a remote part of south east London and doused in petrol. The pair then torched the car while their “helpless” victim was still alive inside.
The court heard how Gagandip Singh was besotted by her and how she offered him just emotional support and friendship.
But he tried to woo her with offers of gifts and at the end of August last year, he stayed the night with her, in her shared student house in Brighton.
Gagandip then got into bed with Mahil and tried to have sex with her, which she says was an attempted rape.
She forced him away and he broke down in tears and left. Mahil was extremely upset and angry at what she saw as a great betrayal of trust.
He had proposed marriage to her and had even threatened to kill himself around the time he tried to have sex with her.
Also appearing in Mahil’s life at this time was Shoker – who was also besotted with her.
The jury heard how for several months, Gagandip sent a “voluminous series” of texts and calls and wanted to see and talk to Mahil.
She told housemates how certain of her male friends, which she called gangsters, wished to exact revenge and retribution on Gagandip.
It is alleged that Mahil lured him to Brighton on Feb 25 to a meeting at the same house.
Lying in wait for him, in the basement of the house where her bedroom and the lounge was, were Ravi and Peters.
The jury heard how Gagandip died when the car was set alight with him shut in the boot.
Mahil, of Chatham, Kent, Shoker of Greenwich and Peters of Blackheath, both south east London, deny murder.
The trial continues.