A man has admitted strangling a Scottish woman to death during a robbery at her home in Mauritius.

Janice Farman, 47, was found dead in the bedroom of her home on the Indian Ocean island in July 2017.

A post-mortem found she died as a result of asphyxiation caused by compression of the neck. Her 10-year-old son was in the house at the time.

Kamlesh Mansingh, 27, a former work colleague of Janice, choked her to death with a wire after he went to her home with two men to rob her.

Prosecutors in Mauritius have confirmed that all three accused have now admitted their involvement in the death.

Janice Farman from Clydebank was choked to death
Janice Farman from Clydebank was choked to death
 

Mansingh pled guilty to manslaughter during a hearing at the Supreme Court of Mauritius in Port Louis earlier this week.

Ravish Rao Fakhoo, 27, pled guilty to a charge of assaulting Janice without intention to kill and Anish Soneea, 20, admitted aiding and abetting Mansingh in killing the ex-pat. Janice, from Clydebank, near Glasgow, moved to Mauritius in 2002.

She moved to Albion on the island’s west coast a few months before she was killed.

Janice with son Gavin as a baby

During Janice’s funeral on the island, a letter from her parents Doreen and Alexander Kerrigan told of their daughter’s wish to be cremated.

They said: “We hope and pray that her wish to be cremated is carried out with the dignity and respect she deserves and that the urn containing her ashes is given to her beloved son, our grandson, which we know is what she would have wanted.”

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