London: Indian student Anuj Bidve's parents have viewed his body for the first time at a funeral parlour here, more than a week after he was killed in an unprovoked attack in the British city of Salford.
Subhash Bidve, Anuj's father, arrived in London last evening along with wife Yogini and Anuj's brother-in-law Rakesh Sonawane. They will visit the site of the December 26 gruesome crime in Salford on Friday morning.
The family will return to London on Friday after praying at the crime spot in the Orsdall area of Salford.
They are likely to make a statement to the media after praying at the spot and expected to leave for India with the body by evening.
The family, on Thursday, met Indian-origin Labour MP Keith Vaz in Parliament, before proceeding to Lancaster University, where their 23-year-old son was a postgraduate student of Microelectronics.
The university has decided to return his tuition fees.
Mr Vaz said, "I am pleased to welcome the Bidve family to Parliament. They have shown great dignity following the terrible circumstances of their son's death. This must be a very difficult time for them. We must reassure foreign students we are doing everything we can to ensure their safety in the UK."
Kiaran Stapleton, from Ordsall, has been charged with the murder of Anuj Bidve and has been remanded to custody until a plea and case management hearing on March 20.
Three others arrested on suspicion of Anuj's murder have been granted bail until March pending further inquiries.
A fourth man, aged 19, had his bail cancelled.
Story first published:
January 05, 2012 18:32 IST