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Eminem impersonator admits killing NRI student

December 02, 2005 17:47 IST

A 21-year-old Eminem impersonator, has been jailed in London for the brutal killing of an NRI law student, Jagdip Najran.

Christopher Duncan, who dressed like the rapper and had similar tattoos, is facing life in prison after admitting to the murder of the 26-year-old law student in May last year.

Najran had told a friend that she admired Duncan and looked forward to seeing him again after watching him sing at a karaoke night, but when she went to his flat one night he battered her with a baseball bat and stuffed her unconscious and half-dressed into a suitcase.

Najran, who was in her final year at London Metropolitan University, died from head injuries, but the court was told that she had survived for at least an hour in the suitcase, found after Duncan fled to Blackpool where he was arrested.

The incident has similarities to the video of Eminem's most famous song, Stan, in which the narrator ties up his girlfriend and bundles her into his car boot before driving into a river.

Duncan, who had also dyed his hair blond to look like Eminem, was remanded in custody yesterday until Monday when he will be sentenced for Najran's murder.

Police are now preparing to question Duncan, a petty criminal who took drugs and was said by doctors to have a personality disorder, over the murder of Margaret Muller, a prize winning American artist who was stabbed while she was jogging in a park in East London in February 2003.

It was prompted by a comment from his father that although his son had admitted killing Najran, they would not be able to pin the murder of the American on him.

H S Rao
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