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Indian-origin man killed during fight with UK gang

  • PTI, London
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  • Updated: Oct 16, 2013 10:41 IST

An Indian-origin businessman was crushed to death by a truck as he fought a gang of robbers on the streets of London.

Shammi Atwal tackled the gang of 10 raiders armed with a sledgehammer and metal bars at the warehouse of the drinks company he owned, Glenn & Co, in east London on Tuesday.

He was pushed on to the road during the scuffle and run over by the truck.

Scotland Yard launched a murder investigation into the death of the 44-year-old?father of two, whose wife Deepa suffered minor injuries during the attack.

Atwal's uncle Tarsem Singh told the Evening Standard: "He worked very, very hard and rest of the time was spent with his family or at the Sikh temple. He was a wonderful father."

The gang was described as white and the Metropolitan Police appealed for witnesses to come forward.

 

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