Jasvir Ginday has been found guilty of murdering his Indian wife to hide his sexuality.
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A body has been found by police searching for a man feared to have drowned in a lake at Walsall Arboretum.
Officers were called to the lake yesterday to reports of a man in difficulty in the water and have been searching the area ever since.
They recovered the body of a man from the lake this afternoon. His death is currently being treated as unexplained.
Police have appealed for information as they continue to search for a man who is feared to have drowned in the lake at Walsall Arboretum.
We have been making enquiries in the local area overnight in an attempt to identify the man seen in difficulty and to determine how he came to be in the water.
– Inspector Colin Mattinson, Walsall Police
We continue to appeal for information from people who may have been in the Arboretum or in the local area at around 7.30pm and may have seen something that can assist the police investigation.
Searches are continuing in the lake at Walsall Arboretum after reports that a man was in difficulty in the water.
Emergency services were called to the scene at 7.30 last night, after a member of the public reported seeing someone in the water.
The police helicopter has been used in the search, but specialist teams from West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police were unable to find the man.
West Midlands Police have confirmed they are searching for a man who was seen in difficulty in a lake at the Walsall Arboretum.
Searches by emergency services are underway tonight in #walsall arboretum after a man was seen in difficulty in the lake this evening.
Jasvir Ginday has been sentenced to a minimum of 21 years in jail by Wolverhampton Crown Court.
Ginday was found guilty of murdering his 24-year-old Indian wife and incinerating her body in his back garden earlier today.
Exclusive footage from the wedding of Jasvir Ginday and Varkha Rani who he married to hide his sexuality.
Ginday was found guilty of killing his wife and incinerating her in his garden earlier today.
Speaking at Varkha’s family home in Nawanshahr in India’s Punjab region, her mother Kashmir Kaur said she believed murder was Ginday’s plan all along.
“He didn’t like girls he liked boys,” she said. “He’d already made plans, how he’d get married to a girl from India and kill her.”
“He’d already made the plan and my innocent daughter has been killed for no reason. She had no idea what she was getting in to”.
She said Varkha - who was her youngest daughter - was a well educated girl, with four degrees. “She had a good life here. She was a very dutiful daughter," she said.
Adding that she hoped Ginday would be given a long prison sentence, she said her family had “suffered a lot” since the killing last September.
“He took my daughter and killed her, in such a heartless way,” she said.
Police have revealed CCTV footage of Jasvir Ginday filling a bottle with petrol - which prosecutors say was used to incinerate his wife's body.
Ginday was today found guilty of murdering his wife Varkha Rani, then burning her body in an incinerator in his back garden.
Jasvir Ginday has been found guilty of the murder of his Indian wife Varkha Rani at Wolverhampton Crown Court.
He is due to be sentenced this afternoon.
More to follow.