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Anuj Bidve murder: GMP therapists, creepy Hazel Blears and saving Manchester’s education industry

ANUJ Bidve: a look at the murder of the Indian student in Salford on Boxing Day: creeping police, Hazel Blears and money…

The Hinduistan Times:

Bidve, 23, a microelectronics post-graduate student at Lancaster university, was shot dead in Manchester on Christmas night.

He was not. He was shot in the very early hours of Boxing Day.

Rakesh Sonawane, Anuj Bidve’s brother-in-law tells the paper:

“Chief superintendent Russ Jackson of the Greater Manchester police, plus a specially trained family liaison officer…will be visiting Pune on Monday.”

Chief superintendent Barry Russel Jackson, detective constable Peter Christian Rickards and police constable Esther Barbara Lambert have flown to Pune to meet the family.

Yeah, just three coppers have headed to India to tell the family that Anuj Bidve is dead. Only three. This is not an investigation. This is PR. The Greater Manchester Police did not tell Anuj Bidve’s parents their son had died. The father’s phone number was on Anuj Bidve’s mobile phone. Yet, no-one from the police called it. Anuj Bidve’s family discovered he had died over Facebook.

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Posted: 1st, January 2012 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (4)