Indian High Comm assures help to Bidve`s family

Last Updated: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 08:53

London: Allaying apprehensions of the slain
Indian student Anuj Bidve`s family, the Indian High Commission
to the UK on Thursday, assured to provide all possible help in
expediting the process of repatriation of his body to India.

Extending all possible help to the bereaved family of
Bidve, who was shot dead in Manchester on December 26, the
consulate General of India in Birmingham and the Indian High
Commission said that they were "deeply" saddened at the
"unfortunate" and tragic killing.

The High Commission said in a statement, "The High
Commission of India is deeply saddened at the unfortunate and
tragic killing of Anuj Bidve, an Indian student studying at
the Lancaster University in the early hours of December 26.

"Following this unfortunate incident, senior officials
from the Consulate General of India, Birmingham have been in
touch with the Greater Manchester Police authorities and also
the bereaved family members in Pune.

"Our shock and concern at the horrific incident has been
conveyed to the authorities investigating the case along with
the strong expectation that the perpetrators of the ghastly
crime would be brought to justice at the earliest."

The High Commission also conveyed family`s apprehension
over the possible delay in repatriation of the body to India
due to the ongoing investigation.
"The concerned authorities have also been suitably
sensitised about the family`s wish to have the dead body
repatriated to India at the earliest.

"The authorities have assured us of full cooperation. The
High Commission of India understands that in cases of this
nature, a second inquest may be necessary, including with a
view to strengthening the case of the prosecution.

"The High Commission of India hopes that this process
will be completed at the earliest, so that the body could be
released and repatriated to India in consonance with the
request of the bereaved family."

The British police, as of now, has arrested four person
in connection with the killing of Bidve, who died following an
"unprovoked" attack on Monday.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, December 29, 2011 - 08:49

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