Accused of strangling wife in fit of rage after losing his bank millions of pounds.
The Telegraph reports that a gambling addict who worked for Morgan Stanley strangled his wife in a fit of rage on the day he was to attend a disciplinary meeting after losing the bank millions of pounds, a court has heard.
Manas Kapoor, 35, who worked as a product controller, feared he would be sacked after an accounting error cost the bank millions of pounds, so asked his wife Shivani to accompany him to the meeting for moral support, jurors were told. But on July 10 last year, prosecutors claim, he attacked the 35-year-old at their home in Northwood, north-west London, then tried to cover up the crime by saying she fell off a stool. She died in hospital two days later.
The Daily Mail reports that prosecutor Duncan Atkinson told Wood Green Crown Court: 'By coincidence she fell on the day that the defendant was due to attend an important meeting at work to address his future at Morgan Stanley, where he had worked for five to six years, and was in difficulties both because he had been on long term sick from the previous January and because of a serious accounting error for which he was being held responsible.
'There was a real risk he was about to lose his job and this impending disaster had been causing him considerable stress and anxiety'.