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Family of Nepalese man battered to death allowed to stay in UK
1:27pm Tuesday 2nd August 2011
The family of Umess Chaudhari, who was battered to death with a brick, have been told they can remain in the country.
Wife Rekha, 38, and children Rakesh, 18, and Priyanka, 14, had feared they would face deportation following the death of father Umess.
The 41-year-old had managed to secure a visa to bring his family across from Nepal nine months ago to his home in Dennett Road, Broad Green.
He held down two jobs, including working at Tesco in Addiscombe, to support his family.
They had worried they would be left penniless following his death and be forced to go home to Nepal.
But the UK border Agency confirmed the family would be allowed to stay in the country.
A spokesman said: “The immigration rules allow us to alter the status of bereaved family members in certain circumstances, and that is what we have been able to do in this case.”
Mr Chaudhari was killed as he walked down his street to work at about 7am on Thursday, July 7.
He died of severe head injuries after being beaten repeatedly with a brick found in the street in the horrific unprovoked attack.
His wife Rekha, 38, witnessed the aftermath of the attack and ran to cradle him.
An 18-year-old youth, a failed Afghan asylum seeker, was detained at the scene by a neighbour and sectioned by police under the Mental Health Act.
Speaking at the time of his death, his son Rakesh spoke of his joy of being reunited with his family.
He said: “He was really happy when we got over here.
“The people at his work said when he got the news he was overjoyed.
“He worked hard. He was a really good man. He had no enemies and did not fight with anyone.
“He just wanted to love his family, live his life in peace and wanted everyone to be happy.
“He was very friendly to all and welcomed people into his home. He was a humble and nice person who was liked by everybody.”
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