Bedford shop-worker handed life sentence

 Thilak Mohan-Raj has been given a life sentence.
Thilak Mohan-Raj has been given a life sentence. Credit: Bedfordshire Police

A Bedford shop-worker who murdered his boss after he was challenged over the theft of the day's takings of £2,500 has been sentenced to life in prison.

Thilak Mohan-Raj, who had worked at the MK Food and Wine shop in Elstow Road for only a few days, killed the shop’s owner Vairamuthu Thiyagarajah in April 2013.

Today, the Judge at Luton Crown Court sentenced Mohan-Raj to a minimum of 25 years behind bars.

25-year-old Mohan-Raj was also handed a two-year sentence for burglary.

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Shop worker guilty of murdering boss

Shop worker Thilak Mohan-Raj has been found guilty of murdering his boss after he was caught stealing the takings from a convenience store in Bedford.