Four held over Indian student's killing

Four people have been arrested in connection with the killing of 23-year-old Indian student Anuj Bidve in Manchester, a media report said Wednesday. The four people include two teenage boys, Sky News said.

Hailing from Pune in India's Maharashtra state, Bidve was shot in the head while walking from his hotel in Salford area towards the Manchester city centre around 1.30 a.m. Dec 26. He died at a hospital a short while later.

Bidve was a postgraduate student in micro-electronics at Lancaster University. In a statement, his family said Tuesday evening: "Anuj was a loving son, a super caring brother and first and forever friend for many. He valued his relationships and put them over anything else. He was the first person you could call when in trouble."

"Anuj loved to travel and loved his food. He loved to cook. He could easily bring a smile on anyone's face with his innocent jokes. He loved playing football. He enjoyed his time and life and is an inspiration for us to live life to its fullest," the statement said.

"His passing will not only leave a void in our lives, but in the hearts of all those who knew him." Bidve was part of a group of nine students -- all Indians -- visiting Manchester for a short break for Christmas.

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