Gravesend man who killed wife must serve at least 14 years

PUBLISHED: 12:30 04 November 2010

Murderer Aminur Bachchu killed his wife

Murderer Aminur Bachchu killed his wife


A man who stabbed his wife to death has been given a life sentence.

Animur Bachchu, 35, knifed his young wife Syeda Lipia Begum in August 2009 at their home in Hampton Crescent, Gravesend, Maidstone Crown Court heard.

On Wednesday he was sentenced to a minimun of 14 years in prison.

The court heard how Bachchu was a manipulative and controlling individual who had become depressed and frustrated by the fact that he no longer had the control over his wife and family which he believed he was entitled to.

Judge Philip Statman said: “You have deprived your wife of her life and her right and joy of seeing her children grow up. You have also deprived your children of their mother.”

Her body was discovered by police who were called to the address following concern from relatives who were expecting a visit from Lipia, as she was known to friends and family.

As police launched an investigation, later the same night Bachchu handed himself into North Kent Police Station saying he had killed his wife.

A post mortem revealed she had died from stab wounds to her chest and stomach.

Detective Chief Inspector Rob Vinson, from the Major Crime Department of the Kent and Essex Serious Crime Directorate, said, “This vicious and unprovoked murder was a terrible blow to a close-knit family and community.

“Bachchu’s violent and selfish actions have left two young children without their loving mother, although they have the support of a caring family and community, which I hope will help them through this traumatic time.

“This is a tragic example of how violence in the home can destroy a whole family. I hope that the significant prison sentence given to Bachchu will allow the family to move on with their lives and let the healing begin.”


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