UK: Indian-origin man charged with murder of woman in Croydon

An Indian-origin man has been charged with the killing of a woman in the Croydon region of London in the United Kingdom.

Indian origin man charged with murder of 19-year-old woman. Photo Courtesy: Pixabay

Police identified the accused as 23-year-old Sahil Sharma.

He will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday (October 31, 2023) charged with the murder of Indian-origin 19-year-old woman Mehak Sharma.

"The charge relates to an incident at an address in Ash Tree Way, Croydon on Sunday, 29 October," Metropolitan Police said in a statement.

"A special post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 31 October," police said.

According to reports, the victim is believed to have arrived in the UK from India recently.

"Anyone with information that may assist the investigation, including anyone who saw or heard a disturbance on Sunday afternoon at the address in Ash Tree Way, is asked to call police," read the statement issued by the police.