Kent

Two men admit murdering Surjit Kaur in India

Surjit Kaur
Image caption Surjit Kaur was visiting family and friends in the Punjab region when she disappeared

Two men have pleaded guilty to the murder of a woman from Kent who was beheaded in India, police have said.

Mother-of-three Surjit Kaur, 67, who lived in Chatham, was killed on a visit to the Punjab region earlier this year.

Kent Police said they had been told two men who were awaiting trial in India, had admitted killing Mrs Kaur.

Gillingham and Rainham Conservative MP Rehman Chishti, who raised the case in parliament, welcomed the news.

He said: "I think from where we started, not knowing anything as to what happened, to where we are now where the family have been told the accused have now pleaded guilty, I think is a crucial way.

"It's a long way to obtaining justice for the family."

Mrs Kaur went missing in India while on holiday at the end of March.

Police found her body at the start of April, 800 miles away from where she had been staying.

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