Second man held over death of Afghan Sikh stowaways in UK

A second person has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of one of the 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways found inside an airtight shipping container on a dockyard in Britain.

PTI| Updated: Aug 20, 2014, 23:37 PM IST

London: A second person has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter over the death of one of the 35 Afghan Sikh stowaways found inside an airtight shipping container on a dockyard in Britain.

The dead man, named Meet Singh Kapoor, was one of the 35 Sikhs, including 15 children, from Afghanistan rescued at Tilbury Docks on Saturday.
Police said a 33-year-old man from Londonderry has been arrested after voluntarily attending a police station in Essex and is due to be questioned by detectives later. The suspect has also been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.

Yesterday, a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Kapoor`s manslaughter in Northern Ireland. He is also being held for facilitating illegal entry into the UK and is due to arrive in England for questioning later.

Meanwhile, the 34 surviving Sikhs who were rescued from the airtight container after an 18-hour ordeal have sought asylum in the UK.
Police said a 33-year-old man from Londonderry has been arrested after voluntarily attending a police station in Essex and is due to be questioned by detectives later. The suspect has also been arrested on suspicion of facilitating illegal entry into the UK.

Yesterday, a 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Kapoor`s manslaughter in Northern Ireland. He is also being held for facilitating illegal entry into the UK and is due to arrive in England for questioning later.

Meanwhile, the 34 surviving Sikhs who were rescued from the airtight container after an 18-hour ordeal have sought asylum in the UK.