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Bidve's family to leave for UK to get his body

PUNE: The UK police have claimed a breakthrough in the murder of 23-year-old student Anuj Bidve with the arrest of one British national. The UK police have also sent a team of policemen to Pun

Published: 03rd January 2012 09:20 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:07 PM   |  A+A-

PUNE: The UK police have claimed a breakthrough in the murder of 23-year-old student Anuj Bidve with the arrest of one British national. The UK police have also sent a team of policemen to Pune to brief Bidve's family on the circumstances of the tragic incident.

Anuj Bidve, a micro-electronics student at Lancaster University became on December 26, the latest victim of a hate crime in Greater Manchester.

Bidve was a part of a group of nine Indian students who were staying in a hotel in Manchester over Christmas, while heading towards the city center at around 1pm they were approached by two white men. Reports indicate one of them asked Bidve the time and when Bidve didn't reply one of the men, removed a handgun and shot him.

The Manchester Police have termed it a hate crime and have charged a 20-year-old Kiaran Stapleton with the murder of Bidve.

Anuj's Sister Nehal Sonawne said, “There should be some limit to hate crime, it was through Facebook we came to know about the incident.”

Finding themselves in the depths of despair and grief the family will leave for Manchester to get home Anuj's body, but adding to their agony, police believe the body can’t be sent for at least a fortnight.

- Shoaib Ahmed



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