London, Sep 18 :
A Indian-origin woman in Britain died after falling from a motorway bridge following weeks of harassment by her stalker ex-boyfriend and seeing him on a night out, an inquest was told Thursday.
Kamaljit Sidhu died Oct 25 last year after the fall near junction 7 of the M6 following weeks of harassment, The Express & Star reported.
The 29-year-old had been sitting on a ledge, drinking wine just moments before falling around 25 feet from the bridge and later died from multiple injuries..
Her death was described as ‘tragic’ by Black Country coroner Robin Balmain who recorded a verdict of death due to misadventure.
Ryan Dey was sentenced to two years in prison in April after admitting stalking Sidhu, a former bar worker.
Sidhu had been to see her friend at Poppy Reds in Birmingham on the night of her death, and had hidden from Dey who was trying to find her, the inquest at Smethwick Coroners’ Court heard.
“She was really happy and laughing until she saw him, then she crawled to the toilet to hide from him. She was terrified and shaking,” Sidhu’s friend Wioletta Zawislak said.
CCTV footage showed her movements until around 2.30 a.m. on the day of her death, but could not be seen until she was on the ledge at 4.24 a.m.
The inquest was told that three young men had seen Sidhu, of Newton Road, Great Barr, sitting on a ledge drinking wine and holding onto a gate above the M6 before letting go and shouting “no, no, no”.
She left a note to friends and family on a Dove moisturiser bottle that was found after her death, reading: “I loved you all. I just got weak. Sorry. x.”