Heartbroken family’s ‘souls have been ripped apart’ after woman was stabbed to death by her husband

“[Her murder] never leaves me, she is always there in my mind, always a void now in my life and that of my family’s life,” Ranjit Gill’s brother said

A heartbroken family said their “souls have been ripped apart” after a woman was stabbed to death by her husband.

Anil Gill, 47, was sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve at least 22 years in jail after being found guilty of the murder of his wife Ranjit Gill, 43.

A jury unanimously found the 47-year-old of Beresford Close, Milton Keynes, guilty of murder, the MK Citizen reports.

On Sunday 31 January this year, officers were called to a house after receiving a call from Anil Gill reporting that he had killed his wife.

Police officers discovered Ranjit’s body in the garage of the property and arrested her husband on suspicion of murder.

A post-mortem examination determined that she had died as a result of multiple stab wounds.

‘A void that will never heal’

Ranjit Gill
Ranjit Gill
Ranjit Gill

Her family have today (Monday 15 November) paid tribute to Ranjit.

Raj Sagoo, brother of Ranjit, said: “As a family we can be talking about anything and then suddenly out of nowhere Ranjit is the topic of conversation again and the horrors of what happened come back, it never leaves me, she is always there in my mind, always a void now in my life and that of my family’s life.

“A void that will never heal. Imagine, anyone that reads or hears this, imagine for one moment that a person you loved was killed in such a violent and callous way, ask yourself if you could put it into words like I have been asked to do.

“I can’t tell you how I am feeling, it is impossible to put into words how sitting through this trial and hearing the horrors makes me feel.”

‘He murdered our sister and broke our hearts’

Harminder Sahni, sister of Rajit, said: “I can’t imagine my life without her. I can’t comprehend what he has done to her. He took the one life from us that he knew would destroy us.

“He murdered our sister and broke our hearts. Ripped our souls apart. In her life she faced the evil that he caused. In her last hours she was faced with her death, the brutality and the terror of her own husband intent on murdering her and doing her harm.

“The thought of it is unbearable. I am haunted by the horror of it. He could have walked away and let her go but that was never his intent.

“He is evil throughout and will never understand the damage he has caused us. He has shown no remorse for his actions. May what he has done haunt him for the rest of his life just like he did to Ranjit.”

Police: ‘Ruthless and cold-blooded’ murder

Anil Gill
Anil Gill
Anil Gill

Senior investigation officer, Detective Inspector Nicola Douglas of Thames Valley Police’s Major Crime Unit, said: “The only sentence for murder is life imprisonment.

“HHJ Bishop described this murder as ruthless and cold-blooded with a significant number of aggravating factors. I am satisfied the minimum term to be served of 22 years reflects the severity of this awful crime.

“I would like to again pay tribute and thank the family of Ranjit who have shown such dignity in the most terrible of circumstances.

“Domestic violence and abuse is not acceptable and people should not have to suffer at the hands of someone else.

“I would encourage anyone who is being abused by a partner or family member to please report it.

“If you are in immediate danger please dial 999, you can also report using our online domestic abuse reporting page or if you are not in immediate danger you can call 101.

“There is also further information and how to get support from other agencies on our website.”

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