In February 2020 Sudesh Amman was shot dead by police officers after he stabbed two people in a south London street. Amman had been released from prison only a week before the attack.
The mother of Sudesh Amman has told his inquest how he asked her to find him a girl to marry only days before his death.
Haleema Khan told an inquest at the Royal Courts of Justice in central London she saw him on 30 July – three days before he died – and she said: “He told me to find a girl to marry. I told him I would ask around with a few people.”
Sudesh Amman, 20, was under 24-hour surveillance by armed officers when he grabbed a 20cm kitchen knife from a shop before running out and stabbing two people in Streatham High Road, south London on 2 February 2020.
He was then shot dead and was found to be wearing a fake suicide bomb belt.
Mrs Khan said on the last time she saw him he pointed out a woman in a kebab shop and said he thought she was an undercover police officer who was following him and he pointed out a motorcyclist who he also thought was following him.
She said he texted her on the day he died and asked her to pray for him.
Then at 1.30pm on 2 February he texted her and she called him back and he told her he was going to the shop to buy some food.
“Sudesh said he loved me. He said ‘bye, bye, I love you mummy’,” said Mrs Khan, but she said he had said this before.
Less than half an hour later he had been shot dead by police after stabbing two people.