Three people were locked up today over the brutal killing of a TV executive who was beaten and left to die in a burning car.
Gagandip Singh, 21, was lured to medical student Harvinder Shoker's university bedroom in Brighton after she said she wanted to talk to him but it turned out to be a honey trap.
He was knocked unconscious by Harvinder Shoker and Darren Peters then bundled into the boot of a car that was driven to Blackheath, south east London, and set on fire.
Shoker was today sentenced to life and will serve a minimum of 22 years while Peters was given 12 years for manslaughter and Mahil was handed six years for grievous bodliy harm.
It emerged during the trial that Mr Singh tried to rape Mahil six months before he died.
She then confided in Shoker, known as Ravi, about the attempted sex attack, and he recruited Peters to help in the plot against Mr Singh.
He did not know that Shoker and Peters were lying in wait in the bedroom, where he was viciously beaten.
Once Mr Singh was unconscious, they wrapped him in a duvet and bundled him into the boot of the Mercedes he had been driving.
They drove the car to Blackheath where it was set alight with Mr Singh still inside in February last year. Passing sentence, Judge Paul Worsley said: 'This was a tragic case. A promising young man of 21 years was burned to death.'
Speaking to a tearful Mahil, he said: 'He died in appalling circumstances. He was lured by you, Mundill, to your student house in Brighton where you intended, as the jury have found, that he suffered really serious harm. You had collected Ravi and Darren from the railway station for that very purpose.'
After the attempted sex attack, Mr Singh had bombarded Mahil with hundreds of text messages and phone calls.
The judge went on: 'You, Mundill, had decided that Gagandip Singh should be taught a lesson he would never forget. Exactly six months to the day before his death in the very bedroom where he was to be attacked, he had sexually assaulted you.'
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