Touching tribute left to the victim at the Highfields murder investigation site

Tributes and flowers to Raju Modhwadia have been left close to where he was stabbed to death earlier in the week.

The 41-year-old, also known as Kara Muru, was found in the early hours of Monday morning (December 27) with serious injuries on Evington Road, near the intersection of Hamilton Street in Highfields, Leicester.

Modhwadia was taken to hospital but died of his injuries shortly after.

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Following the news of his death, tributes and flowers have begun to appear near where he was stabbed – pinned to a speed sign on the corner of Evington Road and Hamilton Street.

At least nine flower bouquets have been left by or attached to the sign, as well as a few candles on the sidewalk.

Four people have been arrested following a murder investigation launched, three men aged 32, 33 and 35, all arrested on suspicion of murder, and a 61-year-old woman who was arrested on suspicion of having helped a perpetrator.

They are all still in custody at present.

Police were called to the scene at 12.32pm on Monday 27 December by the East Midlands Ambulance Service, which had been called for a report of a wounded man found on Evington Road.

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

Leicestershire Police then launched a murder investigation in which the first two men were arrested later Monday.

Flower tributes and candles with respect to Mr Modhwadia have begun to appear close to the spot where he was stabbed to death.
Flower tributes and candles with respect to Mr Modhwadia have begun to appear close to the spot where he was stabbed to death.

Investigating officers are still calling witnesses, those with CCTV footage and those with dashcam footage in the area at the time to come forward and assist with queries.

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.

“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 during 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?

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“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 with reference to Event 19 of December 27th. You can also report online at

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