The daughter of a Birmingham-based Punjabi singer has been jailed for two years for having a sexual relationship with a “vulnerable” 16-year-old pupil.
Amardip Bhopari, whose father is the legendary Malkit Singh MBE, admitted to three counts of sexual activity with a child at Birmingham Crown Court on Friday and was also ordered to be placed on the sex offenders register for a period of ten years.
The court heard that Bhopari, 28, had plied her victim with alcohol and slept with him in a car an industrial estate and in a school classroom.
Bhopari had begun the affair after meeting the victim at a school for students with learning disabilities where she worked.
The court was told that the boy – who suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia and who cannot be named due to his age – had handed Bhopari his phone number during an art class.
Bhopari is then said to have called the boy later that day to have a “sexual” conversation before the relationship got under way.
Prosecutors say that Bhopari had continued to “pester” the boy for sex even after he had told her that he did not want to be in the relationship.
Bhopari’s lawyers said she had been “in love” with the boy but was “full of remorse” for her actions.
On Sunday it emerged that Bhopari’s father, who was made an MBE in the 2008 New Year’s Honours List, had de-activated his Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Mr Singh was repeatedly tagged on Twitter as news of the case was revealed.