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28 October 2010, 17:35
35 year old Aminur Rahman Bachchu, formerly of Hampton Crescent, Gravesend, was sentenced at Maidstone Crown Court (Wednesday 27 October 2010) to life imprisonment, with a recommendation he serves a minimum of 14 years, for the murder of his wife, Syeda Lipia Begum, in a crime the judge described as "a vicious attack".
Police had been called to the home address in Hampton Crescent on the evening of Friday 14 August 2009 after family grew concerned for 23 year old Lipia (as she was known) as they were expecting to see her and had not heard from her. At around 9.40pm police forced entry to the house and found Lipia's body lying in the hallway and a bloodstained knife was found close by on a table in the living room. A post mortem revealed Lipia had died from stab wounds to her chest and stomach.
Shortly afterwards, just before 10pm, Bachchu walked into North Kent Police Station to report to police that he had killed is wife. He was arrested and subsequently charged with her murder.
Bachchu pleaded guilty to murder at Maidstone Crown Court Wednesday 24 February 2010.
During the sentencing hearing, 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.
On sentencing, His Honour Judge 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."