Monday, April 28, 2014

India: Decomposing Body of British Tourist, 40, Found Wrapped in Carpet Discovered in New Delhi Market

According to The Guardian, British tourist Andrew Reymond Rodick, 40, was found dead wrapped in a carpet in a New Delhi market area on Sunday (April 27).
A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in India on April 28. We are in touch with the Indian authorities and providing consular assistance to the family."

The Times of India reported that the victim's hands and legs were bound. 

The victim has been identified through a badly soiled passport recovered from his pocket. 

COMMENT: Increasingly, most tourist destinations in India can only be described as "risk-rich" which mandates that all foreigners of all nationalities exercise a high-focused sense of personal security awareness.

As I have said so often in the past, "safety can be found in numbers."

Initial investigations suggested he died of multiple injuries inflicted by a blunt object on his head and face. Abrasions on his hands and feet were also found.

Investigators told THE GUARDIAN that Rodick had come to India two months ago on a tourist visa and had visited Chennai, Mumbai and Goa before proceeding on to New Delhi.

Rodick's body was found around 0800 hours on Sunday outside a mobile repair shop.

This report will be updated as new information becomes available.