British police team to meet Anuj's family

British police team to meet Anuj's family

A team of the Greater Manchester Police from Birmingham will leave for Pune on Sunday to meet the family members of Anuj Bidve who was killed in a suspected hate crime, even as coroners will decide next week on the release of his body.

Three police officers Chief Superintendent Barry Russel Jackson, Detective Constable Peter Christian Rickards and Police Constable Esther Barb­ara Lambert are leaving for Pune on Sunday to meet the fam­ily of Bidve, government sources said.

The visas of the police team are being issued today in consultation with the acting Indian High Commissioner in London.The coroners, meanwhile, will give a decision on Tuesday regarding the release of Bidve’s body after going through the inquest so far.
The Bidve family is planning to travel to Manchester on January 4 and police have told Indian consulate officials to plan their return to Pune around January 10 keeping in mind a possible delay in handing the body to the family.

Sources said the Indian consulate is discussing with the police, the family and the funeral company in London to finalise the arrangements.Bidve, 23, was shot in the head at point-blank range while he was walking with his friends near their hotel in the inner-city Ordsall district of Greater Manchester in the early hours of December 26.

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