December 29, 2011

Anuj Bidve Salford shooting: Fifth person arrested

A fifth person has been arrested over the fatal shooting of a student in Salford early on Boxing Day.
The 20-year-old man is being questioned on suspicion of murdering Anuj Bidve, who was shot in the head at close range in Ordsall Lane.
Mr Bidve, 23, had travelled to the UK from India to study at Lancaster University. He was in Greater Manchester for the festive period.

Four teenagers arrested earlier also remain in custody, police have said.
They include a 16-year-old boy, two 17-year-old boys and a 19-year old man.
Mr Bidve, a postgraduate student in micro-electronics, was described by his family as a "loving son, a super-caring brother and first and forever a friend for many".
Tutors described him as "an outstanding applicant at the very beginning of a promising career".
'Peace march' He had been expected to return to India after completing his studies.
Mr Bidve, from Pune, Maharashtra, was in a group of nine Indian students visiting Greater Manchester over the holidays.
Police said the students, who had not been drinking, were walking from their hotel towards the city centre when the gunman - a white male in his 20s - approached them from the other side of the road.
He had a short conversation with Mr Bidve before producing a gun and shooting him at close range to the side of the head.

Forensics officer at the scene 
Forensics officers were at the scene for several days
The gunman then ran back across the street before he and another male fled on foot towards Asgard Drive and the Ordsall housing estate.
Tributes have been left on Facebook, including one page set up by a fellow Lancaster student, planning for a "peace march" in Mr Bidve's memory in the new year.
According to the page, set up by Sonakshi Saran, Mr Bidve "was killed for not answering a simple question - 'What's the time?'"
Police have not disclosed the nature of the conversation between the gunman and Mr Bidve.
Greater Manchester Police has appealed to anyone with information about the shooting to contact the force or Crimestoppers anonymously.
Mr Bidve's family is due to fly to Manchester by the end of the week to take his body to India.
A spokesman for the Indian High Commission said officers had visited Greater Manchester to speak to police.

1 comment:

  1. my mind is disturbed, as one of my brother and his family are affected by this kind of brutal acts by uk and western people. and still they are telling we are terrorists.actually they are terrorists and doing terrorist activities