- The judge said: ‘The particular tragedy of these events is compounded by the fact is you should not even have been in this country’
- Schizophrenic Rostam Ahmadi was on bail at time of the attack for robbing a woman
- He claimed asylum in 2007 wrongly claiming he was an 18-year-old refugee from Afghanistan
By Emily Allen
PUBLISHED: 08:41 EST, 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 09:47 EST, 18 June 2012
An illegal immigrant who battered a father-of-two to death with a brick after being released on bail for robbery was locked up indefinitely today.
Rostam Ahmadi, 23, launched the savage random attack on 41-year-old Umesh Chaudhari just a few yards from the victim’s home in Croydon, south London.
Mr Chaudhari’s horrified wife and children rushed out of their house to find Ahmadi repeatedly slamming a brick down on to his head.
It took the combined strength of two neighbours to wrestle the attacker away from the victim and pin him down on the floor until the police arrived.
But Mr Chaudhari had suffered multiple skull fractures and died in hospital of brain damage the following day.
Ordering him to be detained under the Mental Health Act indefinitely, judge Richard Marks QC said: ‘The particular tragedy of these events is compounded by the fact is you should not even have been in this country.’
Ahmadi claimed to be an 18-year-old refugee from Afghanistan but later said he was born in Iran in 1989.
He claimed asylum in the UK in 2007 but was refused an extension of his leave to remain in October 2010.
In February 2011 his appeal was dismissed and he should have left the country.
But three months later on May 30 last year he robbed a woman walking across Mitcham Common in south London.
Manisha Bungsy noticed he was following her and headed for the nearest road while trying to phone her husband.