A WIDOW has described to a manslaughter trial how her husband was attacked by their son.
The jury heard evidence from the widow of a 75-year-old Huddersfield man who died after being assaulted by his son.
Mrs Gurmit Kaur, 67, was called as a prosecution witness in the trial of her son Jasknwal Rana.
Yesterday a jury at Bradford Crown Court watched video extracts of her interview with a police officer following the death of her husband Tarsam Singh in May.
Before the interview was shown the Honorary Recorder of Bradford Judge James Stewart QC told the jury that Mrs Kaur had suffered a stroke many years ago and it was not easy to understand her words although she did speak English.
The judge said he had agreed that Mrs Kaur’s interview could be played as her evidence-in-chief and she would then be asked questions via a television link in the court building.
The jury had earlier heard that two partially drunk bottles of vodka were found in former teacher Rana’s bedroom and the assault was triggered by Mr Singh’s comments to his son about drinking so much.
Mrs Kaur described how her husband had been washing his hands at the sink when Rana got up, grabbed him from the back and started punching him at their home in Alder Street, Fartown.
“He (Tarsam) started bleeding and I was shouting to my son ‘stop don’t do that’, ” said Mrs Kaur.
“Jasknwal was so angry he even pushed me.”