Singh jailed to life for wife’s murder

Update: 2:18PM A FATHER of three who murdered his wife was sentenced to mandatory life imprisonment by high court judge Justice Salesi Temo today.

Hem Singh, 33, killed his wife in Sigatoka in July 2015 following a heated argument.

While delivering his sentence, Justice Temo said Singh hit his wife’s head multiple times using a Nokonoko stick and he later dumped his wife’s body at Semo Hill in Sigatoka.

This was a 40-minute horseback ride from Singh’s farm. 

Singh also gave false information to Police when he was interviewed.

Singh will serve a minimum term of 17 years behind bars before a pardon may be considered by the President.

He was convicted of one count of murder and one count of giving false information to a public servant.