Tuesday , July 23 2024

Indian restaurant manager murdered in Britain, suspect to be produced in court

A 24-year-old man is due to appear in a British court on Wednesday, accused of murdering an Indian restaurant manager who was hit by a vehicle while returning home from work on his bicycle last week. Following a police investigation, Shazeb Khalid, of no fixed address, was arrested on Tuesday on charges of murder and is due to appear at Reading Magistrates Court on Wednesday.

Vignesh Raman, 38, was pronounced dead at the Royal Berkshire Hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Addington Road in Reading on February 14. Seven other people from Reading, aged between 20 and 48, who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have all been released on bail, police said. “Our thoughts are with Mr Raman's family, who are being supported by specially trained officers. Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Brangwyn, senior investigating officer from Thames Valley Police's Major Crime Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding his death and have now made an arrest.

He appealed for anyone with information about the case to contact police and said there would be a police presence in the area as the investigation continues. Meanwhile, a fundraising page has been set up to help Raman's bereaved family with repatriation and funeral expenses. The JustGiving page described him as a “loving husband, devoted son and accomplished professional”, adding that Raman was “a committed restaurant manager at Vail, where he brought his heart and soul along with his exceptionally warm nature.” Engaged in my work.