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#Tragedy: Anni Dewani’s father has arm severed in work accident

The father of Anni Dewani, the Indo-Swedish woman murdered during her honeymoon in South Africa, has had his arm severed in a freak work accident.

Vinod Hindocha was working on repairs on a lift in the Swedish city of Gothenburg when a securing cable holding the lift in place snapped plunging him down the shaft and ripping off his arm just below the shoulder, the Mirror reports.

The 65-year-old was rushed to hospital where surgeons spent 13 hours re-attaching the limb.  Doctors have said that it will take 18 months for him to regain full use of his arm.

The accident is the latest tragedy to hit the Hindocha family.  Mr Hindocha’s wife Neelam is in remission from stomach cancer.

He was left devastated following the kidnap and murder of his 28-year-old daughter during her honeymoon in South Africa in 2010.

In 2014, the trial of her husband Shrien Dewani – who was accused of organizing her killing – collapsed. 

Anni was murdered after the taxi the couple was travelling in was hijacked inside a Cape Town slum in December 2010.  She was found dead soon after.  Shrien Dewani, a millionaire businessman from Bristol, was accused of ordering the killing because he wanted out of the marriage owing to his sexuality.

He was flown to South Africa last year after a four-year battle against extradition only for his trial to collapse in dramatic circumstances after the judge described prosecution witnesses as “unreliable”.



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