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Three held for suspected kidnapping and murder of Indian jeweller in UK

The police said that three men, aged 19, 20 and 23, all from Leicester, were arrested and were being questioned. The arrests followed the discovery of Jogiya’s body about 12 km away from his jewellery shop in Belgrave Road,

world Updated: Jan 27, 2018 19:57 IST
Prasun Sonwalkar
Prasun Sonwalkar
Hindustan Times, London
Indian jeweller dead,Ramniklal Jogiya,crime in UK
There have been several burglaries in shops in Belgrave Road, also known as the ‘Golden Mile.’(AFP File (Representational image))

Three people have been arrested in connection with the suspected kidnapping and murder of jeweller Ramniklal Jogiya in the east Midlands city of Leicester, the police said on Saturday, as the incident sent shock waves in the Asian business community.

The police said that three men, aged 19, 20 and 23, all from Leicester, were arrested and were being questioned. The arrests followed the discovery of Jogiya’s body about 12 km away from his jewellery shop in Belgrave Road, which has a large number of such shops.

The officer leading the investigation into the death of Jogiya, 74, appealed for more people to contact the Leicestershire police with information.

DCI David Swift-Rollinson, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “He was a family man, who left work fully expecting to arrive home to spend time with his wife and sons. His family are shocked and devastated by what’s happened”.

There have been several burglaries in shops in Belgrave Road, also known as the ‘Golden Mile’, prompting the police and the business community to upgrade security. Jewellery shops in the area have close links with the industry in Gujarat.

First Published: Jan 27, 2018 19:55 IST