In 2013, Kulwinder Singh, the 42 yo man had faced trial in the NSW Supreme Court accused of killing his wife Parwinder Kaur, 32 yo, by setting her on fire at their home in Sydney’s north-west.
He pleaded not guilty.
Now, more than seven years after his wife died, SMH reports that Kulwinder Singh has walked out of court for a final time.
He has been acquitted of her murder.
Mr Singh said to his supporters:
“I am very happy, thank you.”
The Crown case alleged Kulwinder Singh had poured petrol over Parwinder Kaur.
It was also alleged that he has set her alight within the laundry.
Neighbours informed the courtroom they heard a ‘bloodcurdling scream’ on the afternoon of December 2, 2013.
They also told the court that they then saw Parwinder Kaur engulfed in flames and Kulwinder Singh frantically attempting to pat them out within the driveway.
Parwinder Kaur suffered full-thickness burns to 90 per cent of her body and died in hospital the very next day.
The jury in the 2019 verdict was hung but this time a a jury of five men and seven women deliberated for a few hours and declared Kulwinder Singh not guilty of homicide.