A 30-year-old Indian man in London, who single-handedly killed three men in self-defense, has been cleared of charges related to the incident.
What happened: Gurjeet Singh, the first person not to be charged over a self-defense triple killing in the United Kingdom, reportedly “went all Bruce Lee” during the clash The Times reported. A witness described the bloody aftermath as something out of a movie.
- Gurjeet, a local builder, was walking from his local Sikh temple in Ilford on Jan. 19 when he was approached by a group of armed men, The Sun reported.
- The attackers, who were mainly laborers, had a falling out with Gurjeet over a failed business deal.
- During the violent clash, four attackers were carrying knives and a hammer while a fifth man was believed to be the designated driver.
- Gurjeet also used a knife to kill Baljit Singh, 34, Narinder Singh, 26, and Harinder Kumar, 22.
- The attack, which lasted just around 13 seconds, was captured on CCTV.
The aftermath: Following the incident, Gurjeet suffered multiple injuries to his hands, arms and head, including cuts and a “crush injury” to his head, possibly, from a hammer.
- One of the attackers, Sandeep Singh, 29, survived and was sentenced with a four-year prison term for conspiracy, while his 27-year-old brother Harpreet, the driver, was sentenced to serve a 12-month jail term in August, according to the Daily Mail.
- Both were already overstaying their visas and will be deported after serving their terms.
- In February, Gurjeet was charged “with possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and he was remanded in custody for trial.”
- In August, a jury at Snaresbrook Crown Court found him not guilty and he was not charged in relation to the deaths of those three men.