Hyderabad/London: A man from Hyderabad was stabbed to death allegedly by another Asian in front of a shopping mall in London on Wednesday, according to reports reaching here.
Mohammed Nadeemuddin, a resident of Noor Khan Bazaar in Hyderabad, was working at a mall in Tesco Supermarket and living in London for the last six years. His wife, a medicine graduate, moved in with him a month ago. She is pregnant.
Nadeem was stabbed to death by a co-worker at Tesco Supermarket. The murder came to light when Nadeem’s family called up the supermarket manager when he did not reach home after his working hours on Wednesday. The manager checked with the building security and found that Nadeem was murdered by a man in the parking area of the cellar, Faheem Qureshi, Nadeem’s family friend, said.
Nadeem, he said, was awaiting UK citizenship in the next few months as the process was nearly completed. The family sought Union Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj and Telangana Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali’s help to reach London. The family of Nadeem also contacted Telangana NRI department who took up the issue with the Union Ministry. “As of now the Union Ministry of India has not responded. The Telangana government assured to help us and asked us to apply for passports immediately. Few of family members need to get a passport before applying for Visa”, said Mr Faheem.
“It will take about a fortnight for the formalities to be completed and to bring the body to India. So, we asked authorities to help the family travel to London and be along with Nadeem’s wife, who is pregnant,” said Qureshi.
Meanwhile, reports said the UK police has launched an investigation into the incident. Thames Valley Police said Nadeem was rushed to the hospital from the car park of Tesco supermarket in Wellington Street in Slough, on the western suburbs of London, but died from his stab wounds on Wednesday.
“The victim’s next of kin have been made aware and are being supported by specially trained officers,” Detective Superintendent Ian Hunter, Head of the Thames Valley Police Major Crime Unit, said. “I understand that this would have caused concern in the community, but I would like to offer some reassurance to the public that we do not believe this incident to be a random attack, and that the people involved are believed to be known to one another,” he said. “We are still continuing in our attempts to locate and bring the offender or offenders to justice,” Hunter added.