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I thought I’d wed a dreamy doctor. It ended as a blood-drenched hell

With her husband safely behind bars, woman tells of a marriage that turned out to be nothing but a web of lies

Cara McGoogan

Everyone thought Satya Thakor was a “nice guy” with his life mapped out. Happily married to his university sweetheart, lawyer Nisha Laxman, with whom he had a three-year-old daughter, he was on track to become a successful surgeon.

But Satya wasn’t a doctor at all – having abandoned his medical degree, he had spent years in the library to keep up his pretence, while living off his wife’s earnings.

In the early hours of May 14 2019, with Nisha on the verge of discovering the truth, his decade of deception ended in brutal fashion. Satya picked up a knife and attempted to kill his mother-in-law, Gita, while she slept at home in Wraysbury, Berkshire – before stabbing his wife, her brother, Primal, and his wife, Rishika...

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