As a follow-up to my recent posting on the unprovoked murder of Anuj Bidve, a 23-year-old Indian micro-electronics graduate student, who was shot in the head at close range and killed on Boxing Day in Manchester, British police arrested a fifth suspect earlier today (December 29).
COMMENT: Thus far, the suspects, most of them teenagers as young as sixteen, are being held in the death of Bidve, although Bidve's assailant was twenty years of age.
Police have not released the dialogue that was exchanged between the assailant and the victim, although presumably police have already interviewed Bidve's friends he had been walking with.
Bidve was from the western Indian city of Pune, Maharashtra. His family is in the process of flying to Manchester to take his body back to India.
Although none of us should be deterred from living life to it fullest and being where we want to be, it is a fact that people who prey on others do so between 2300 and 0600 hours so as to conceal their activities. Hence, staying off the streets during these hours is a prudent thing to do.
From all indications, Bidve's murder might well have stemmed from a dispute between the assailant and Bidve or possibly a hate-crime.
We'll keep our readers abreast of developments in this case as information becomes available.