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Woman Found Guilty Of Killing Ex-Gurkha

A 50-year-old woman has been convicted of the manslaughter of an elderly ex-Gurkha who she strangled to death at her home.

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A 50-year-old woman has been convicted of the manslaughter of an elderly ex-Gurkha who she strangled to death at her home.

Sun Tamang, of Victoria Road, Aldershot, Hampshire, was found not guilty of the murder of 75-year-old Man Limbu but a jury at Winchester Crown Court found her guilty of manslaughter.

She was also convicted of assault causing actual bodily harm against Mr Limbu's wife, Gayatri Devi Limbu, but was cleared of a third charge of her false imprisonment.

Tamang was remanded in custody until she is sentenced on December 21 and the judge, Mr Justice Lavender, ordered reports to be prepared on her.

The trial was told that Mr Limbu was found dead by Tamang's children on the kitchen floor of their home after their mother had killed him.

Stephen Harvey QC, prosecuting, told the jury: "Precisely why she did so may never become absolutely clear, that she did so is beyond any doubt.

"He was found there, where she left him, on the kitchen floor by her daughter and son when they arrived home from work."

Their mother had left a note which said in Nepalese: "This person came to the door, knocked on the door and this person attacked me and then I retaliated. My children are not to be blamed."

Mr Harvey added:

"What is clear, however, from documents served by her solicitors is, firstly, she accepts that Mr Limbu died as a result of strangulation and, secondly, no other person was involved in his death."

He said Tamang then went to Mr Limbu's home armed with a traditional machete-like Nepalese kukri knife and a rolling pin, and let herself in with his keys.

When Mr Limbu's wife, Gayatri Devi Limbu, returned home, she attacked her.

The jury acquitted Tamang of an allegation that she had then falsely imprisoned Mrs Limbu in her own home until police arrived.