Croydon murder charge as victim named as Mehak Sharma - recently arrived from India

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Mehak Sharma, 19, who died in Croydon after suffering stab wounds, is understood to have recently arrived in the UK.

A man will appear in court on Tuesday (October 31) charged with the murder of a woman in Croydon. Sahil Sharma, 23, of Ash Tree Way, Croydon will appear in custody at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court accused of the murder of 19-year-old Mehak Sharma. The charge relates to an incident at an address in Ash Tree Way on Sunday (October 29). Police say Mehak’s next of kin have been informed and formal identification awaits. A special post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place today.

Mehak Sharma. (Photo by Met Police)Mehak Sharma. (Photo by Met Police)
Mehak Sharma. (Photo by Met Police) | MPS

Detectives are calling for anyone with information that may assist the investigation, including anyone who saw or heard a disturbance on Sunday afternoon at the address in Ash Tree Way, to call police.

Call police on 101 or contact via X @MetCC. Quote CAD 4546/29OCT

To give information anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at