Brit-Indian bride ‘was executed in cold blood’ in South Africa

Sunday, December 26, 2010

LONDON - Brit-Indian honeymooner Anni Dewani, who was shot dead in South Africa last month, was executed in cold blood, a leaked medical report has suggested.

According to the Daily Mail, a document written by a paramedic who attended the scene states that Anni was killed after sustaining wounds to her neck and back.

The document was compiled at 7.59am on November 14, just an hour-and-a-half after police found the 28-year-old’s body.

Under the section ‘description of incident’ it states that Anni was discovered “lying on her back and side. Wound to neck and wounds to medial scapula in the middle of her back”.

At the bottom of the document it states: “Unable to determine if wound in neck is gunshot wound”.

The report makes no mention of injuries to Anni’s hands.

This appears to contradict the alleged findings of an investigation by a ballistics expert apparently commissioned by the legal team representing her husband Shrien.

The ballistics expert had said that the 28-year-old had been shot through the hand.

Shrien and Anni were two weeks into their Cape Town honeymoon when the taxi they were in was hijacked in the Khayelitsha township by two men armed with guns.

Anni was shot dead by the robbers, but Shrien was released unharmed.

Taxi driver Zola Tongo has claimed that Shrien had hired hitmen to kill Anni, and arranged a fake carjacking to cover up the crime.

Tongo was sentenced to 18 years by a South African court for his part in the killing, reduced from 25 years as part of a plea bargain.

Two other men accused of the murder are due to stand trial in South Africa next year. (ANI)

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