Foster case: Parents to meet suspect
The parents of Hannah Foster are travelling to India this weekend to meet the suspect in the case who is awaiting extradition.Updated: Feb 11, 2006 20:21 IST
The parents of murdered student Hannah Foster are travelling to India this weekend to meet the suspect in the case who is awaiting extradition.
Trevor and Hilary Foster will be accompanied on their trip by Det Supt Alan Betts, who is leading the inquiry into the death of Hannah. The 17-year-old A-Level student was abducted and killed following a night out with friends in Southampton on March 14, 2003.
Her body was found beside a road at West End, near Southampton, two days after she disappeared. A Hampshire Police spokeswoman said, "Mr and Mrs Foster hope their trip will once again focus attention on the case and at the same time give them the opportunity to meet the legal teams involved in the proceedings against Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, who was arrested on suspicion of the murder in July 2004."
The Fosters, from Southampton, have become increasingly frustrated about the lack of progress to return Kohli to the UK to face trial and hope the trip will help the process. A warrant for the arrest of Kohli on suspicion of the abduction, rape and murder of Hannah was obtained from Southampton Magistrates' Court in 2003 and faxed to the authorities in India.
Father-of-two Kohli, from Southampton, was arrested in India after Fosters travelled to the country to highlight the case.