Sarbjit Kaur: Family's desperate plea for answers over Wolverhampton murder

By Richard Guttridge | Wolverhampton | Crime | Published:

The family of a woman who was killed at her home say they are desperate for answers about what happened to her.

Sarbjit Kaur was found dead at her home in Wolverhampton

Detectives are continuing to investigate the murder of Sarbjit Kaur, who was found dead at her Goldthorn Hill home in Wolverhampton, but have yet to identify any suspects.

Extra officers have been drafted in to try and help piece together what happened at the property on Rookery Lane on Friday, February 16.

The victim, who was originally from the Punjab in India, was attacked and police have said it was possible she was killed during a burglary. But they are also investigating the possibility she was intentionally targeted.

The 38-year-old lived at the house with her husband, who runs a construction firm in the city, and two step-children.

The house in Rookery Lane

Mrs Kaur’s niece Jaszz Mutiar said the family had been left devastated by her death.

She told the Express & Star from India: “We all are in great shock. We never knew this could happen.

"She was fun-loving, kind-hearted and always cherished.


“We all were shocked because they have got a really good security arrangement.”

Ms Mutiar said she stayed in regular contact with her aunt and had spoken to her on the day she died.

She said Mrs Kaur had been ‘a bit sad and depressed’ but had not said anything to suggest she could be under threat.

“We talked to her on daily basis on video call. Till the day of her death she was in contact. And she never mentioned such thing that could be related to this matter. But she was bit sad and depressed,” she said.


Ms Mutiar said she was desperate for information about how her aunt came to meet her death.


She said: “I am not getting any details we are really worried – what happened to her and who is involved in this whole matter.”

Detectives were left stumped by what happened to Mrs Kaur in the days following her death.

She was discovered at around 4pm. She had been assaulted and it’s believed may have died several hours before family members found her body.

It is believed jewellery was taken from the house.

Police have begun to scour CCTV in the area and are continuing to carry out forensic examinations of the murder scene.

Chief Superintendent Jayne Meir said this week: “At this stage, we are keeping an open mind in relation to the attack but we don’t know whether there is one person responsible or a number.

“We are not ruling out the possibility that this was a burglary, but we don’t know whether this address has been randomly targeted or whether there’s been a motive to target either Mrs Kaur or the address itself.”

“However, the motive is unclear; we are keeping an open mind and examining several lines of inquiry.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Deputy Chief Reporter - @RichG_star

Deputy Chief Reporter for the Express & Star, based in Wolverhampton.


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