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Detectives investigating murder continue to appeal for your help

Detectives investigating a murder following an incident in a Leicester street are urging people to continue to come forward with information.

Police are today able to name the man who died after being found with stab wound injuries in the street in Evington Road near the junction with Hamilton Street on Monday (27 December) as 41-year-old Raju Modhwadia. Mr Modhwadia was also known as Kara Muru.

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of Mr Modhwadia but it remains vitally important that the public continue to inform police of what they know as the murder investigation continues.

Detective Inspector Nicole Main, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “While we continue to make progress in the investigation, we continue to need you, the public, to tell us what you know.

“Mr Modhwadia has lost his life and we remain determined to find the answers we need for his family.”

Police received a call at 12.32am on Monday from the East Midlands Ambulance Service who had been called to a report of a man found injured in the street in Evington Road near the junction with Hamilton Street.

Mr Modhwadia was taken to hospital by ambulance. He was sadly pronounced deceased at hospital just after 1am on Monday.

A murder investigation was launched and three men, aged 32, 33 and 35, of Leicester, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. They all currently remain in police custody.

DI Main added: “Please continue to think back to if you were in the area of Evington Road and Hamilton Street late on Boxing Day evening (Sunday 26 December) or during the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday (27 December). Did you see or hear anything which caused you concern?

Have you any CCTV or dashcam footage from the area that we have not seen?

“Or have you heard anything since the incident that could help us progress our investigation further? What have you heard? What do you know? If you have any information, no matter how insignificant it may seem, we urge you to get in touch.

“Thank you to everyone who has been helping us so far and for your ongoing support. Please continue to speak with us and work with us as we continue to move forward with our enquiries.”

Anyone with any information should contact 101 quoting incident 19 of 27 December. You can also report online at or at Public Portal (


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