A video of Silicon Valley princeling Gurbaksh Chahal assaulting his former girlfriend could ultimately land him in jail.”>
The video is high quality, as might be expected of a surveillance camera in the penthouse bedroom of a high-tech princeling.
The footage was so clear that San Francisco police were able to determine that Gurbaksh Chahal punched and kicked his girlfriend 117 times in 30 minutes. He also asphyxiated her with a pillow for 20 seconds.
She stated she was unable to breathe, San Francisco Police Officer Anh Nguyen testified at the preliminary hearing against Chahal, as reported in the San Francisco Chronicle. She stated that he told, Im going to kill you four times. She stated she was in panic for her life.
Chahal was charged with 47 misdemeanour counts in the Aug. 5, 2013, onslaught, including possession of a deadly weapon, the pillow.
And it seemed certain that 31 -year-old Chahal was one Silicon Valley startup sun for whom IPO would now stand for Initial Prison Offering.
Never mind that Chahal had become a figure of legend by selling his first digital ad startup, ClickAgent, for $40 million when he was just 18.
Never mind that Chahal sold his second digital ad startup, BlueLithium, for $300 million four years later.
Never mind that Chahal had been proclaimed Americas Most Eligible Bachelor by the TV depict Extra! and deemed one of countries around the world richest and fittest guys by Mens Health magazine.