Man charged with murder of Pravin in Leicester

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LEICESTER: A man on Tuesday (March) been charged following the death of Bhavini Pravin.Jigukumar Sorthi, 23, of East Park Road, Leicester has been charged with murder and possession of a bladed/sharply pointed weapon.

Officers were called to an address in Moores Road at 12.39pm on Monday (March 2) by the East Midlands Ambulance Service following a report that a woman had been seriously injured. Miss Pravin, 21, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Sorthi was supposed to appear at Leicester Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (March 4).

According to Leicestershire Police, a post mortem examination concluded Bhavini died as a result of stab wounds.Enquiries into the circumstances surrounding the death are continuing and officers have been in the area of the incident carrying out house-to-house enquiries and collecting CCTV as they piece together the moments leading up to Bhavini’s death.

Detective Inspector Kenny Henry from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) Major Crime team is leading the investigation. He said: “Our investigation into Bhavini’s tragic death is ongoing and I continue to appeal to anyone who has any information about this incident to make contact with us.

“Her family are understandably devastated by her death and we owe it to them, and Bhavini, to determine exactly what happened. “Bhavini’s relatives have asked to be left alone at this difficult time to grieve and try to make sense of what has happened to their daughter.” Anyone with information should contact 101 quoting incident 250 of 2 March.

Paying tribute to Miss Pravin, her family said in a statement: “As a family we could never have imagined that one day we would be issuing a tribute to Bhavini under such circumstances.

“Our world has been ripped apart by her death and we can’t believe she has gone. A light has gone out in our lives. Bhavini was a devoted daughter and sister, loved by all who knew her.

“She was beautiful, kind and sweet. Our lives will never be the same without her. All we can hope for is Bhavini to be at peace and for our request for privacy to be respected.”