Inquest opens into death of bus driver Asghar Badshah


BRADFORD: The twin brother of a man found dead in an old bank building has spoken of his family’s ongoing heartache in the face of their loss on the day an inquest into his death was formally opened.

Asghar ‘Oscar’ Badshah, 39, a bus driver for First, was found dead in the former Yorkshire Bank building, in Commercial Street, Batley on Sunday, December 29.

Asghar ‘Oscar’ Badshah

According to an Asian Image report, a murder investigation was launched two days later, on New Year’s Eve. The next day, two men, aged 27 and 30, as well as a 41-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Both men were released under investigation and the woman was released on bail pending further enquiries.

The brief hearing, which took place yesterday at Bradford Coroners’ Court, heard Mr Badshah had been reported as a missing person by his family on December 4 last year and they had last seen him on November 29.

Assistant Coroner Oliver Longstaff said he was subsequently found dead at premises on Commercial Street in Batley.

He said a post-mortem examination had been carried out, but no further details were given as to its findings. The court heard the police investigation into the circumstances of Mr Badshah’s death is ongoing and the inquest would be suspended.