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Three men found guilty for the manslaughter of their friend

Balbir Singh, who died from multiple trauma injuries Photo: West Midlands Police

Three men have been found guilty for the manslaughter of Balbir Singh, who died in a flat in Tivdale in March this year.

He was beaten over the course of several days, by people he knew as friends.

Fifty-three-year-old Balbir Singh had a total of 150 separate injuries at the time of his death.

A post mortem found that he died from multiple blunt force trauma injuries.

The father of three had been beaten over a number of days, and had been humiliated during the process, with his beard shaved and his turban removed.

The court heard how his body was largely covered in bruises.

Police arrested and charged the three men who were found at his flat, and after a seven week trial, the jury returned guilty verdicts for all three defendants.

The charge was manslaughter.

Paramjit Singh, aged 46 from Gravesend, fifty-one-year-old Paramjit Johal, from Tividale, and Inderjit Dhesi, aged 31 from Oldbury, will be sentenced on 14 December.

“This was an appalling and deeply distressing case. Mr Singh was so badly beaten over a long period of time that he ultimately lost his life.

“People who he knew as friends or acquaintances abused his trust and degraded him in a sickening and heartless fashion.

“What led to the sustained violence has never truly been confirmed, but thankfully those responsible have finally been found guilty of this terrible crime.

“They will no doubt spend considerable time behind bars and we hope that Balbir’s family and friends can take some comfort from that.”

– Detective Sergeant Mick Griffiths, from the Force Criminal Investigation Department