Bidve Family Visit Salford Shooting Site

6 January 2012, 09:40

The Bidve family have made an emotional visit to the street in Salford where their son was gunned down on Boxing Day.

Anuj Bidve, 23, was shot in the head at point-blank range as he walked along Ordsall Lane with friends.

Subhash Bidve called for justice for his son following a visit to Parliament after meeting Home Affairs Select Committee chairman Keith Vaz.

Mr Bidve, his wife, Yogini, and son-in-law, Rakesh Sonawane, spent about 35 minutes with Mr Vaz after flying into the UK on Wednesday.

The family is due to return to India with the student's body.

A memorial ceremony for Mr Bidve has been planned to take place at Lancaster University later this month.

Mr Bidve's father said: "It was really unfortunate that I lost my son. But I feel myself as a father this should not happen again because a lot of Indian students come here for their education and they go back to their own countries.

"I humbly request to you all kindly do justice for Anuj and kindly make sure that students who come here for their studies, they have their own studies and go back to their own countries.''

He added of his son: "He was really straightforward, very disciplined, very softly spoken and very friendly to everyone and a very good son to me.

"I wanted to give him the best. As a father that's what I wanted.''

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