Brit-Indian pleaded with killers to ‘leave his wife, take engagement ring instead’

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

LONDON - Shrien Dewani, the Brit-Indian whose newly weeded wife was killed during their honeymoon in Cape Town, had pleaded with the culprits to leave Anni and take their costly belongings, including her engagement ring, the bride’s brother has claimed.

The Sun quoted Preyen as saying that both Dewani and terrified Anni were held in their chauffeured car at gunpoint as the driver was ordered to get out of the car. Dewani had also offered the bride’s engagement ring along with cash, jewellery, watches and their mobile phones.

“Shrien offered them everything they had. The robbers took these items - then told Shrien to leave the vehicle,” he added.

The VW Sharan was still moving when the groom was hurled out, although he was remarkably uninjured.

The car’s driver Zola Tongo who had been bundled out of it earlier insisted: “It wasn’t my fault. I am beside myself with grief.”

Swedish-born graduate Anni was found in the car next day - shot three times, the paper said.

Last night, Shrien of Westbury-on-Trym in Bristol, who runs care home company PSP Healthcare, returned back to the UK with her body. His tycoon dad Prakash was with him.hrien and Anni had married in Mumbai and were four days into their honeymoon. (ANI)

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