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Life for killing unfaithful wife
Mrs Ela Maisuria
Mrs Maisuria was found in a car in west London
A husband who regarded his wife's infidelity as a blow to his pride has been jailed for life for her murder.

Prabodh Maisuria, 52, of Hayes, west London, knew for a year his wife Ela, 46, was sleeping with her boss, Blackfriars Crown Court heard.

Maisuria eventually stabbed her to death in his car, then told police and his family she and the vehicle had disappeared while he was shopping.

The judge ordered that he serve at least 13-and half years.

Maisuria's wife's body was found in Southall, west London, last October a week after she disappeared.

Prabodh Maisuria
Maisuria denied murder but pleaded guilty to manslaughter

Suspicion was raised when he joined other relatives to look for her and made it appear he had stumbled across her remains by accident.

Maisuria of Hayes, west London, later confessed to the killing, but argued manslaughter on the grounds of provocation.

Sentencing him Judge Timothy Pontius said: "There is no doubt on the evidence that she had over a period of about a year sought affection and perhaps comfort from another man in what became a sexual relationship, and your reaction to that discovery was plainly one of anguish and of shame.

"It also seems clear on the evidence that because of your upbringing and cultural and religious background, you ran the family according to fairly strict principles and behaviour.

"Infidelity, therefore, was undoubtedly seen by you not only as a personal blow to your pride, but as a source of shame in the community."

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