Man admits murder after stabbing teen wife in neck then calling 999 to confess

Man admits murder after stabbing teen wife in neck then calling 999 to confess

Sahil Sharma, 24, has been convicted of murdering his wife Mehak, 19 (Picture: Met Police)

A man has pleaded guilty to murder after stabbing his 19-year-old wife to death at their home in south London.

Sahil Sharma plunged a knife into his wife Mehak Sharma’s neck at a property in Ash Tree Way, Croydon, on October 23 last year.

The 24-year-old then rang 999 shortly after 4.15pm and confessed to the call operator that he’d killed her.

Police and paramedics rushed to the scene where they found Mehak unresponsive having suffered catastrophic knife injuries.

Emergency crews battled to save her but she was pronounced dead around 20 minutes later.

Her family were informed after she was killed and continue to be supported by specialist officers.

A special post-mortem examination found Mehak’s cause of death was a stab wound to the neck.

Sahil admitted to her murder at Kingston Crown Court on Thursday and is due to be sentenced at the same court on April 26.

Detective inspector Laura Semple, of the Met’s specialist crime command, said: ‘Sahil Sharma’s actions have devastated a family. 

‘In killing his wife he has robbed her family of a loving daughter for reasons known only to himself.

‘While I am pleased that Mehak Sharma’s loved ones will now be spared the experience of going through a trial, nothing can bring her back to them.’

‘Mehak was killed in her own home, the place where she should have been safest, by the person who should have loved and protected her. 

‘My thoughts today are with her family and loved ones.’

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