Wealthy Swiss banker who took disabled hubby for Indian holiday jailed for 4 yrs for leaving him there
A wealthy Swiss banker, who took her disabled husband on a 'holiday of a lifetime' to India and then dumped him there to save on care costs, has been jailed for four years in Switzerland.
The 65-year-old banker showed the wheelchair-bound 74-year-old videos of 'palm-fringed beaches and luxury hotels' to convince him to come on the trip.
The woman - who had been paying 6,000 pounds-a-month in care bills, then took him to a poverty-stricken suburb of New Delhi and paid a family 1,500 pounds-a-month to take him in, the Daily Mail reports.
According to the paper, she then jetted home alone to continue her life of luxury in Zurich, a court in Winterthur was told.
However, nine months after the trip in January 2008, the husband died due to 'lack of care and poor hygiene' and his body was cremated and thrown into a river, the paper said.
During the trial, the woman - who can not be named for legal reasons - insisted her actions had been in her husband's best interests due to the 'warm climate' in India, the paper added.
The woman was jailed for six months after an initial trial last year, but prosecutors appealed the sentence and she was jailed for four years this week for kidnapping, the paper concluded.