Pinner, March 26: An Indian shopkeeper was fatally stabbed to death in London suburb of Pinner on Sunday. The victim, Ravi Katharkamar, a newsagent by profession, died after being attacked during a robbery. The 54-year-old Katharkamar died after a single stab injury at the chest as the robber fled with "a few pounds of coins" on March 24 at 6 am. Indian Student Wonder Nayal at UNHRC: Don’t Need Job, Title or Occupation to Help World.
A passerby found him lying in a pool of blood inside the shop suffering from stab injuries. The London Ambulance Service (LAS), on arrival, pronounced him dead at the incident spot around 45 minutes later. Meanwhile, an investigation is on and no arrest has been made so far.
Detective Chief Inspector Simon Stancombe, leading the investigation, said, "This was a vicious and unwarranted attack on a completely innocent man. Ravi's attacker got away with a few pounds worth of coins, but he leaves behind a family utterly devastated and a close-knit community asking who could do such a thing." Indian Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Canada for Causing Bus Crash That Killed 16 People.
"Help me catch the man who did this. The attacker fled with a shop till - have you found this discarded or seen someone in possession of a shop till who wouldn't normally have one? Do you know someone trying to use lots of loose change since yesterday morning?," he added. The attacker used a black Vauxhall Astra to escape from the scene.
Meanwhile, a fundraising page has been set up to help cover the costs of Katharkamar’s funeral and financial support to his family. The campaign has so far raised more than £15,000 in just one day. Caron Dias, a resident who launched the page, said the shopkeeper’s murder was "utterly senseless and totally tragic," to donate towards the fundraiser, visit tinyurl.com/marshfood.