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Evil husband, 28, who stabbed wife to death and drove around with her body in the boot before dumping it jailed for life

AN EVIL husband who stabbed his wife to death and drove around with her body in the boot before dumping it has been jailed for life.

Kashish Aggarwal, 28, brutally attacked Geetika Goyal, 29, at their Leicester home - before wrapping her corpse in plastic and hiding it in his car.

He then travelled for half a mile to a posh residential cul-de-sac where he callously disposed of her body on the pavement and drove back home.

Heartless Aggarwal tried to cover his tracks by making calls to his wife's phone and to family and friends acting as her worried husband.

Aggarwal - who showed "no remorse" after the "violent attack" - was today jailed for life at Leicester Crown Court.

He told police he had not seen his wife since arriving home from work that evening - which led to Geetika's brother reporting her missing just after 9pm.

The following morning, police received a call from a member of the public claiming a woman was lying on the pavement in Uppingham Close.

Geetika was found with multiple stab wounds to her neck, shoulder, chest and arm and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Aggarwal was initially treated as a significant witness while a murder investigation was launched by detectives.

He told police he had arrived home from work at around 7.30pm that evening and had gone straight to have a shower.

He claimed it was around an hour later that he realised he had not seen his wife and so started making calls to relatives and friends.

But a search inside the home uncovered traces of blood in the dining room and garage while CCTV enquiries also showed him driving Geetika's car to dump her body.

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Aggarwal was jailed for life to serve a minimum of 20 years and six months after he previously pleaded guilty to murder at Leicester Crown Court.

After the case, her family said in a heartbreaking statement: "Geetika was our lovely daughter, sister and auntie. As a family we always called her 'Geetu'.

"Geetu was a kind, gentle, humble and honest person. She would not do anything to harm anyone else and always spoke politely of people.

"She was a good person who listened and cared for others. She was innocent and did nothing to deserve her death.

"We can never imagine the pain that Geetu went through that night. She was at work that day and was having a wonderful day with us.

'DEVASTATING'

"A few hours later she was dead and had been killed in such a brutal way by her husband Kashish.

"She must have suffered so badly and there was nothing that any of us could do to help her.

"When we found out Geetu had died, we were all in a state of disbelief. We just couldn't accept what had happened.

"We recently travelled to India to scatter Geetu's ashes. We cried during the journey there. We should not have been doing what we were doing.

"This was not how it should have been. We just wish we could have done more to help her when she needed us the most."

The statement went on: "Having Geetu taken away from our family is devastating.

"We have lost our Geetu and we will never get her back."

Detective Inspector Jenni Heggs, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: "Aggarwal showed no remorse and was only interested in trying to cover his own tracks pretending to family, friends and the police that he had no idea what had happened to his wife.

"He continued to change his version of events a number of times when being interviewed by police.

"Today's hearing sadly will not bring Geetika back but I do hope it helps Geetika's family in some small way to see that justice has been done for their daughter and sister who lost her life in this most horrendous way."


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