Woman arrested in Raju Modhwadia murder investigation

A woman has been arrested as part of the investigation into the murder of Raju Modhwadia in Leicester.

A 61-year-old woman from Leicester was arrested on the evening of Wednesday, December 29, on suspicion of having helped a perpetrator. The woman is still in custody at present.

Three men aged 32, 33 and 35, all from Leicester, remain in police custody after being arrested on suspicion of murder earlier in the week.

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Raju Modhwadia, also known as Kara Muru, died after being stabbed to death on Evington Road, near the intersection of Hamilton Street, in the Highfields area of ​​Leicester shortly after 12.30pm on Monday 27 December.

Two of the men were arrested later that day, while the third was arrested on December 28.

Police named Mr Modhwadia on Wednesday night, and officers reiterated their appeal for information from the public as the murder investigation continues.

Detective Nicole Main of the East Midlands Special Operations Unit said: “As we continue to make progress in the investigation, we still need you, the public, to tell us what you know.

“Mr Modhwadia has lost his life and we remain determined to find the answers we need for his family.”

Police received a call Monday at 12:32 p.m. from the East Midlands Ambulance Service, which had been called for a report of an injured man found on Evington Road.

Modhwadia was then taken to hospital by ambulance but was confirmed dead at the hospital just after noon.

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Investigators are looking for witnesses to the incident as well as CCTV and dashcam footage from the area.

DI Main added: “Please keep thinking back to whether you were in the area of ​​Evington Road and Hamilton Street late on Christmas Eve (Sunday, December 26) or in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (December 27). Have you seen or heard anything that worried you? Do you have any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area that we have not seen?

“Or have you heard anything since the incident that could help us move forward with our investigation? What have you heard? What do you know? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, we encourage you to get in touch .

“Thank you to everyone who has helped us so far and for your continued support. Please continue to talk to us and work with us as we continue to move forward with our queries.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 stating incident 19 of December 27th. You can also review online at www.leics.police.uk.

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