Indian-origin student hit by London Tube, dies
London, April 18 (IANS) A 33-year-old Indian-origin student was found dead after he was struck by a Tube train at an underground station in Britain, media reported on Monday.
Mir Baquer Ali Rizvi, who was pursuing Master’s in business administration (MBA) here, was pronounced dead at Osterley Tube station last Tuesday.
British Transport Police (BTP), who led the investigation, ruled out murder as the cause of the death at this stage though the official reason will only be confirmed by a coroner at a future date.
“We were called to Osterley London Underground station at 7.45 pm on Tuesday, 12th April, following reports of a person being struck by a train,” a BTP spokesperson was quoted as saying.
“The man’s death is not being treated as suspicious and his family has been made aware. A file will be prepared for the coroner,” he added.
Rizvi, who hailed from Hyderabad’s Miralam Mandi area, had arrived in London in 2009 to pursue higher education.
Earlier, another Indian-origin MBA student died after his throat was slashed on the street near his home in west London on April 10.
According to eyewitnesses, Sahil Roy, 28, was stabbed as a result of a “petty row over a few pounds”, the Evening Standard reported.
“A murder investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Isleworth. Police were called at 4.05 pm (UK time) on Sunday to Summerwood Road in Isleworth following reports of man suffering from a stab injury,” read a Metropolitan Police statement.
A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder and was being held at a south London police station for Roy’s stabbing.
Witnesses and friends told the Evening Standard how the victim’s mother sobbed by his side as she cradled him while he lay in the road.