Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Murdered bride's family in new plea

The family of murdered Anni Dewani have made an appeal to her husband Shrien

The family of Shrien Dewani's murdered bride have begged the British businessman to reveal "what really happened".

The care home owner is accused of ordering the killing of his new wife Anni Dewani on their honeymoon in South Africa, which he denies.

Relatives of Swedish 28-year-old Anni said they could not rest until they had found out how she died and whether her husband was involved.

Her brother Anish Hindocha told ITV News: "He has many questions to answer. There are many accusations against him. I think he has to answer them. I think he has to clear his name and tell us once and for all what really happened."

Her father Vinod Hindocha added: "Anni, we loved you. We loved you so much. We beg you Shrien, if you really love her, if you really care for her, please give us the answers. That's what we beg of you."

The young bride's ashes will be scattered in Sweden, her father said, as it was "where she belonged... where she loved".

The family also hinted at how the trauma of losing Anni has taken its toll on them.

"It's torn the family apart," her sister Ami Densborg said. "We are going through a very, very difficult time. It's been five months since she died and every day we still think about her - in the morning, in the evening, when we talk to each other, it's always her."

The South African authorities are seeking to extradite Dewani, 31, from Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol, for his alleged involvement in his wife's death. He is currently on bail at Cygnet Hospital Kewstoke, a secure mental health hospital in Somerset.

Responding to the comments, Dewani's family said the young woman's relatives had in fact turned down the opportunity to meet him since he became a suspect.

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