Sonita Nijhawan, a 38-year-old Indian-origin woman was killed with multiple blows from an axe allegedly by her ex-banker husband who was suffering from stress.
Ms Sonita Nijhawan was found dead in a pool of blood in her family estate in Surrey, south England, in May this year. Her husband Sanjay Nijhawan is accused of killing her with as many as 124 blows from an axe. "Ms Sonita had 124 significant injuries to her body including 40 cut and blunt force injuries to her head, of which 18 were to the back of the head, 11 to the side and 10 to the left-hand side of her skull. These were all likely to be caused by an axe”, informed the prosecutor. A post-mortem examination also revealed that these multiple blows were carried out with a severe degree of force. The stab wounds cut her carotid and jugular blood vessels and the cuts on her thighs were up to 9 cm deep.
The Prosecutor Sally O'Neill told a UK Court in Surrey that the 46-year-old former banker with Barclays hit his wife on the head and neck before slitting her throat. He had reportedly quit his job with Barclays Capital Wealth after suffering from depression and anxiety and got further upset when his wife sought a divorce.