Sikh Man Jailed Over Honor Killing Plot

December 16, 2004

Source: This is Local London

On December 16, 2004 This is Local London reported, "A Sikh father who tried to hire a hitman to kill his own daughter because of her relationship with a Jewish man has been jailed for 14 years. The Central Criminal Court was told how Kalvinder Dosanjh, a 50-year-old builder, became enraged when his daughter, Sanjit Dosanjh, became involved with a man 19 years her senior. Dosanjh hatched a plot to carry out what is known as an honour killing' and enlisted the help of Jagit Singh Rai, a 54-year-old businessman from Ilford. It was Rai who unwittingly introduced Dosanjh to a hitman' who was in fact an undercover police officer. Police said it appeared the motive was that she had brought shame upon her Sikh family by taking a partner outside her cultural and religious background."