Family rules out nobody in Indian-origin woman’s murder

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LONDON - The brother of Anni Dewani, the Indian-origin woman who was murdered while on her honeymoon in Capetown, says her family is not ruling out any suspects.

Anish Hindocha, 22, said the family was confused by rumours linking Anni’s husband Shrien, 30, to her death, The Sun reported Tuesday.

Hindocha, an engineering student, said the police had left them completely in the dark.

“We don’t know anymore. We just want justice and we don’t want to exclude anyone at this point. We’re in a limbo. There’s a lot going on now, but we’re not hearing anything,” said Hindocha, who lives in Mariestad, Sweden.

Anni Dewani, 28, a mechanical engineer of Ugandan-Indian descent from Sweden, was killed Nov 13. She and her Indian-origin British husband, Shrien, were on their honeymoon and took a night-time detour in a taxi through Gugulethu, one of Cape Town’s most dangerous townships.

Shrien, from Westbury-on-Trym, near Bristol, escaped unhurt after hijackers forced him out of the car at gunpoint, before driving away with his newly-married wife. Her body was found the next morning in Khayelitsha township, on the outskirts of Cape Town.

Meanwhile, prosecutors said suspect Zola Tongo, 31 - the newlyweds’ cabbie - would enter a plea bargain and reveal the plot behind the attack.

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