UK asked to release Indian student's body

The External Affairs Ministry on Friday, asked the British government to release the body of Anuj Bivde, the 23-year-old Indian student murdered in Manchester early this week.

According to local media, the response from the government came after Anuj’s family based in Pune wrote an open letter to External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, pleading him to intervene and get the body released.

Talking to local media, Anuj’s brother-in-law Rakesh Sonawane told that the authorities have asked them to be present for the Coroner’s inquest “so that all the procedures can be expedited for handing over the body.”

The External Affairs Ministry after speaking to British authorities which assured that the legalities would be expedited, also decided to grant emergency visa to Anuj’s father and brother-in-law as well as also bear the expenses. A request has also been made to Lancaster University where Anuj was enrolled to return the tuition fees.


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