man admitted murdering two NRI women in nursing home
Sentencing date on July 30 - expect to receive a minimum of
Leicester, UK, July 15, 2008
Labh Singh Labana
Yesterday, Nathan Mann, 20, a burglar who killed
two NRI women, Rashmi Badiani, 56, and Mrs Radhaben Chauhan, 72,
admitted murdering two women as they lay in their beds in a nursing
home.The staff who was carrying out a routine early-morning check
discovered the pair’s bodies just before 4am on November
7 last year.
Rashmi Badiana died after being beaten around the
head and Mrs Chauhan, was smothered with either a pillow or bed
linen. Mann sneaked into the ground floor room through an unsecured
window at about 11.30 pm on Nov.06 last year. He was arrested
the day after the killings, actually stole nothing from the home.
Timothy Spencer QC, told the court:
- His client displayed "very strange behaviour" to
relatives at the time of the killings.
- In layman's terms, he certainly showed signs of being 'a mixed-up
- A pre-sentence medical report, would help Mr Justice McCombe
to arrive at the correct sentence.
- We accept the ladies concerned were partially undressed, but
he has no recollection of how that came to be.
- He had no memory of the incident.
The prosecution has also alleged there was sexual conduct in
both of the killings but Mann denied charges
In the hearing, Leicestershire Police, Det Chief Insp Phil Smith,
said Mann as "a violent and dangerous individual".
Mr Justice McCombe said he could expect to receive a minimum
of 30 years for the “appalling” crimes. The judge
ordered medical reports to be carried out on Nathan Mann. He was
remanded in custody for sentencing on July 30.
Rashmi Badiana's brother-in-law, Dilip Popat, said:
- Mann had taken the smiles from his family's faces and made
their lives a misery.
- We have lost a dear and loved member of our family and that
pain will never go away," he said. "Rashmi was always
ready to help others and never hurt anybody
Vinjay Solanki son-in-law of Mrs. Radhaben Chauhan, said:
- She was a strong-willed woman who had devoted her life to
- She was recovering from a stroke and looking forward to her
- She was loved by all her family and always had a smile on
- Mann took away from us one very precious person who can never
be replaced. We will never forgive him and he must pay for his