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Prayer service for killed TV executive Gagandip Singh

The family of a television executive who was left to die in a burning car has held a service in south London to mark the anniversary of his death.

The body of 21-year-old Gagandip Singh was found in the boot of the vehicle in Blackheath in February 2011.

His sister Amandip Kaur said a two-day prayer service was held at a Sikh temple in Woolwich.

She said it had been a "very emotional time" as three people were convicted over the killing on Friday.

Harinder Shoker, 20, was found guilty at the Old Bailey of Mr Singh's murder while Darren Peters, also 20, was convicted of manslaughter. Mundill Mahil, 20, a medical student, was convicted of causing grievous bodily harm.

The court heard Mahil lured the victim, who was attracted to her, to the flat where he was beaten unconscious by the men before being driven to Blackheath in a car that was later set alight.

Image caption Three people were convicted over Mr Singh's killing on Friday

Following the service, Ms Kaur said: "The verdict has come out on Friday which is the weekend of the first anniversary.

"This has been a very emotional time for the family, especially for mum and me. People from all around the world have travelled to attend the ceremony."

On Saturday evening family and friends lit candles and laid flowers at the spot where Mr Singh's body was discovered.

Mr Singh ran his own satellite TV station and had started up the British Sikh Student Federation.

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