LONDON, India, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- A medical student is on trial in London, charged with arranging to have a TV executive who allegedly tried to rape her burned alive.
Mundill Mahil, Harvinder Shoker and Darren Peters, all 20 years old, went on trial in the Old Bailey this week, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Aftab Jafferjee, the prosecutor, said Mahil lured Gagandip Singh, 21, to a house she shared in Brighton in February. There, he was allegedly set upon by Shoker and Peter and dumped in the trunk of his Mercedes, which was driven back to London and set on fire in Blackheath in South London.
Shoker was a former friend of Singh who had quarreled with him, Jafferjee told jurors. He described Peters as "hired muscle."
Mahil and Singh had been close, the prosecutor said, especially after Singh's father was killed in India in 2009. He described Singh as the millionaire owner of Sikh TV, a satellite station.
"At the heart of this case there lie some unattractive and raw human emotions at work, vengeance being one of them," Jafferjee said. "In the case of Mahil, the origins of her resentment and hostility can be easily traced back to that night at the end of August when he attempted to rape her."