Man pleads guilty to killing colleague
A man has pleaded guilty to manslaughter after a woman was found with fatal injuries at a house in Perry Bar last summer.
Inderjit Ram pleaded guilty to stabbing 63-year-old Belinda Rose, a friend and colleague who he had known and worked with for years.
Belinda had been a support worker for vulnerable people that had been placed in houses that were owned by Mr Ram.
On Saturday 17 August 2019, Ram told his wife he was meeting Belinda at a house he owned in Perry Barr. At around 1.45pm, a 999 call was received from Ram’s wife where she told the call handler her husband had just told her he had stabbed someone and that she and her husband were sitting outside Summerfield Police Station with their son.
Ram’s wife also told police the address where the incident had taken place as Pendragon Road Perry Barr. Officers attended the address and found Belinda in the kitchen with multiple stab wounds to her body.
Despite the best efforts of officers and medical professionals, Belinda was sadly pronounced dead at the scene.
Ram was arrested and charged with her murder.
The 52-year-old had suffered with depression for years and was struggling with debt at the time of the incident. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter at Birmingham Crown Court today (11 February) and will be sentenced at a later date.
Detective Inspector Hannah Whitehouse, from our homicide team, said: “The family of Mrs Rose have been left without a mother and grandmother and she was also due to get married to her long term partner.
“Although Ram has accepted his responsibility for the death of Belinda with his plea, it will never bring her back. However I hope it brings some closure to her family."