Six held after dying woman found in street with one of her hands cut off

By Calvin Palmer

Six men are being questioned by police after a young woman was found in a London street with severe head injuries and one of her hands cut off.

The 26-year-old woman was found by passersby lying in a pool of blood in Braund Avenue, Greenford, west London, at about 7:00 p.m. yesterday. She was taken to Charing Cross Hospital but died about four hours later.

Friends identified the victim as Geeta Aulakh, a receptionist at a community radio station and a mother of two children. She was separated from her husband.

Police sources said one of the men being questioned was the woman’s estranged husband.

Detective Chief Inspector Andy Chalmers, who is leading the inquiry, appealed for help from the public.

He said: ”When the victim was found we know that a lot of people were in the street and that several people may have tried to administer first aid before the police or ambulance arrived.

”These people left the scene before speaking to police and I would ask that anyone who was there, or anyone else who has information about the incident, call us in the strictest of confidence.”

Anyone with information should call the incident room on 020 8358 0200 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

[Based on reports by The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph.]

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