Indian-Origin Woman Stabbed To Death At Bus Stop In North-West London

New Delhi: A 22-year-old man accused of the murder of a 66-year-old Indian-origin woman as she waited at a bus stop in north-west London was remanded in custody at a hearing on Tuesday.

Anita Mukhey, a part-time medical secretary for the National Health Service (NHS), was waiting at the Burnt Oak Broadway bus stop in the Edgware area of London last week when Jalal Debella is accused of fatally stabbing her in the chest and neck, reported PTI.

Appearing at the Old Bailey Court in London, Jalal Debella will enter his plea of guilty or not guilty at the next hearing scheduled for August. “Police were called at around 11:50hrs on Thursday, 9 May, to reports of a stabbing in Burnt Oak Broadway,” the Metropolitan Police said.“  

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Upon arrival, officers, along with the London Ambulance Service (LAS) and London’s Air Ambulance (HEMS), attended the scene. Despite the concerted efforts of emergency services, the 66-year-old woman, later identified as Anita Mukhey, despite the best efforts of emergency services, she died at the scene. 

“Her family have been informed,” the police said.

Jalal Debella was arrested on suspicion of murder in the Colindale area of north London later on May 9. He has been charged with Mukhey’s murder as well as possession of an offensive weapon.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) informed the court that a preliminary cause of death was determined to be sharp force injuries to the front of the chest and neck.

Anita Mukhey, aged 66, was a married mother and grandmother deeply devoted to her family. She also served as a part-time Medical Secretary in the NHS.

The family ask for privacy at this difficult time,” Mukhey’s family said in a statement issued via the police. According to reports, members of the public screamed and shouted at the suspect to stop as the daylight attack sent shockwaves across the community.

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