London: A fund is being set up in the UK to
honour the memory of Indian student Anuj Bidve, who was killed
last month in an unprovoked attack in Salford.
Senior Labour party MP Keith Vaz, who received the Bidve
family at the House of Commons during their visit here last
week to carry the victim`s body to India, said many people had
contacted him to acknowledge Bidve`s memory.
"These people who have contacted me, and contacted the
family direct, are very keen to set up a fund to honour the
memory of Anuj and to help the family," Vaz said.
"I am, therefore, helping to establish a fund to receive
donations in memory of Anuj," he said.
Further details of the fund will be announced after
discussions with the family, he said, adding that there will
be three overseers of the fund, Kamel Hothi from Lloyds Bank,
Reena Anand and Sangeeta Mandal.
Anuj, was killed in the early hours of December 26 in an
unprovoked attack in Salford.
Lancaster University, where Anuj was enrolled on a
postgraduate qualification in Microelectronics, said it had
decided to return his tuition fees to the family, which had
reportedly raised a loan against their house in Pune to
finance his studies in Britain.