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Housemate recounts conversations with body in boot murder accused Mundill Mahil
THE WOMAN accused of murdering Gagandip Singh said that if he was killed it would be justice, a court has heard.
Gagandip Singh, aged 21, of Langdale Crescent, Bexleyheath, died on February 26. His body was found in the boot of a blue Mercedes C-class in Angerstein Lane, Blackheath, at around 2am after the vehicle had been set alight.
Mundill Mahil of Regent Guest House, Maidstone Road, Harinder Shoker of Charlton Park Lane, Charlton, and Darren Peters, of Shooters Hill Road, Blackheath, all aged 20, deny murder.
Jurors at the Old Bailey heard from one of Mahil's housemates at the time of Mr Singh’s death, Rebecca Edwards.
Miss Edwards told the court that she and Mahil had met during their first year at Brighton and Sussex University's medical college, when they shared halls of residence.
The pair became good friends and decided to share a house together for their second year, along with four other girls.
The court has already heard about an incident between Mahil and Mr Singh that both are said to have referred to as an attempted rape.
Following the incident at the end of August last year, Mahil would talk to Miss Edwards about her feelings.
Miss Edwards said: "It was really sad as a friend because she had become quite hollow, and she always had quite a care free attitude and this had gone and she seems burdened and just withdrawn with a load that she just couldn't shift."
Miss Edwards also told the court that prior to the attempted rape she had not known Mr Singh's name and that after the incident Mahil would only refer to him as 'S***face'.
Prosecutor Aftab Jafferjee asked Miss Edwards: "Can you help us as to whether the subject ever came up in discussion about anything that might happen to him (Mr Singh)?”
Miss Edwards replied: "You could never get quite a straight answer, but the impression I got was that in some form he could be killed.
"She mentioned things like, kind of, getting things done, or meeting up with someone in east London to sort things out."
The jury heard that on February 23 Mahil allegedly spent the night at Shoker's house plotting Mr Singh's murder.
Miss Edwards was asked about what she remembered from the following evening, February 24.
She said:"That evening Mundill had asked that we just needed a catch up.
"We sat down. We discussed and she was basically going through what had happened.
"I don't think she added any particular details to it, and just how she felt it was so wrong.
"She kept mentioning justice."
Mr Jafferjee asked: "What was this justice according to her?"
Miss Edwards said: "Well it was so vague again, so what I understood from previous occasions, it was the idea of him being killed.
Miss Edwards also told the court that during the conversation Mahil seemed ‘tranced’ and spoke as if there would be no repercussions and it would be so simple to get Mr Singh killed.
She said: "It just seemed like justice was easy to come about. That if he died that there would be no repercussions."
The trial continues.