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#Defeat: Heartbreak for Anni Dewani family as coroner rules against UK inquest.

An inquest into the death of Anni Dewani will not be held in the UK after a London coroner ruled that there was not sufficient cause.

Anni was killed while on honeymoon in South Africa with husband Shrien Dewani – a British Indian businessman from Bristol – in 2010.

She was shot after the taxi carrying the couple was hijacked in a township near Cape Town.

Mr Dewani was accused of orchestrating the murder but the murder case against him was thrown out by a judge in South Africa over botched prosecution evidence.

Anni’s family has appealed for an inquest in the UK, demanding Mr Dewani to reveal what happened to Anni.

Coroner Andrew Walker said earlier this year there was unlikely to be a full inquest into her death, adding that he did not see it was appropriate given that there had been a full criminal trial.

He also said that Mr Dewani was not legally obliged to respond to questions or attend the inquest at all.

Three South African men were given jail terms for their role in Anni’s death.

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