A TEENAGE girl broke down in tears as a man besotted with her was cleared by a jury of knifing her mother to death.

Sukvider Dhaliwal, 26, who denied murder, was said to have killed his partner Kulwinder Bilku, 40, after becoming obsessed with her daughter.

Unemployed Mr Dhaliwal, of no fixed address, admitted his obsession with Pawandeep Kaur, 18, but insisted he had nothing to do with the killing of her mother.

On Monday, following a two week trial, a jury at the Old Bailey cleared him of murder after just 90 minutes.

Miss Kaur, who gave evidence in court, wept as Mr Dhaliwal walked free from court after being acquitted.

The jury heard Mr Dhaliwal had fallen for Miss Kaur and wanted to marry her after growing bored of life with her mother.

It was alleged he was so obsessed he lured the mumoftwo to a builders' yard in Uxbridge and stabbed her seven times in the chest.

But Indianborn Mr Dhaliwal, who is seeking asylum in Britain, insisted he had nothing to do with the killing and found the woman dying from her horrific wounds after someone else attacked her.

Mr Dhaliwal admitted changing his appearance and fleeing to Huddersfield to stay with friends after the incident.

He claimed this was because he thought he would be deported and not because he was the killer.

Mrs Bilku lived with Mr Dhaliwal and her daughter at Strathern Avenue, Hayes.

She was found dead at nearby Camerton Builder's Merchant in Colham Green Road, Uxbridge, on April 3 last year.

He told the court: "At the time I was in a state of shock.

"I think I was in shock for about two days."

He said he had been in Britain for six years, working and using his real name, but still feared being stopped by immigration officers and being sent back to India.

He put on a turban to disguise himself and escaped to Huddersfield where he stayed with his aunt.