Canadian NRI sentenced to life for killing wife

Gagandeep Sidhu, 34, has been sentenced by a Calgary Court to life in prison for dragging his wife from a moving vehicle and strangling her to death in 2013. The crime happened when Singh and his wife Monisha Sidhu, 26 got into an argument while on their way to see a doctor. Monisha who was sitting in the front passenger seat tried to get out of the vehicle but got entangled in the seat belt, and was dragged some 350 metres on the pavement. Her body was covered with bruises but she managed to free herself and ran toward an apartment. Sidhu stopped the vehicle, followed and strangled her, then covered her lifeless body with a coat. He then drove to the hospital and told a nurse that he had killed his wife. An autopsy said that Monisha had died from neck compression. The court heard that the couple from India married after falling in love, but they kept their relationship secret from Sidhu's family because Monisha was of a different religion and caste. His relatives later learned of the marriage and ostracised him. This put a strain on their relationship, along with their inability to have children, as well as financial issues. The defence lawyer said Sidhu also suffered from psychological issues and was on his way to hospital to be seen by a doctor.