A 33-YEAR-OLD former teacher is facing a prison sentence after a jury found him guilty of his father’s manslaughter.
Jasknwal Rana showed no emotion as a jury at Bradford Crown Court returned their guilty verdict yesterday after less than an hour of deliberation.
Rana was charged with the unlawful killing of his father Tarsam Singh after the 75-year-old collapsed and died following an assault at the family’s home in Alder Street, Fartown, earlier this year.
The prosecution alleged that Rana’s attack in the kitchen, which involved putting his father in a headlock and punching him in the face breaking his nose, had been a significant contribution in the pensioner soon after collapsing in the driveway as a result of an unknown heart condition.
It was only after Mr Singh’s death that it emerged he had been suffering from extensive ascemic heart disease.
Following the jury’s unanimous guilty verdict, prosecutor Simon Phillips QC revealed that at the time of the offence Rana was effectively on probation having been convicted in Canada of an offence of violence against his wife after he had been drinking.