Another man arrested for Birmingham murders

Last Updated: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 21:17

London: Another man was arrested on Sunday in
connection with the twin murder of Indian-origin man Avtar
Singh Kolar and his English wife in Birmingham last week,
bringing the number of people arrested in the sensational case
to two.

The police said the 41-year-old man from Birmingham was
arrested in the early hours of today. A 24-year-old man was
arrested on Friday. Both are being questioned for the murder
of the couple, one of whose sons is a police officer with the
West Midlands Police.

Avtar Singh Kolar, 62, and Carole, 58, were found dead by
their son in their house in the Handsworth Wood area of
Birmingham on Wednesday last, prompting a major investigation
codenamed Operation Tiler.

Forensic post mortem examinations have been conducted,
which confirmed that both the deceased died as a result of
blunt force trauma to the head. Both had been struck a number
of times.

There are reports that the couple`s house may have been
targeted by thieves looking for gold, whose rising prices in
recent months has sparked off a spate of robberies in the
area. Detective Superintendent Richard Baker, who is leading
the murder investigation, said: "This was a horrendous attack.

We continue to follow a number of lines of enquiry and
we thank those who have called us so far.

We encourage anyone with information to speak to us no
matter how insignificant they feel the detail is."

The reward of 10,000 pounds put up by crime-fighting
charity organisation Crimestoppers continues to be available
to anyone providing information that leads to the arrest and
conviction of the persons responsible for this crime.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, January 15, 2012 - 21:17

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