Indian-origin student found murdered in London

The accused was later arrested by the police.The police meanwhile jas thanked the people for sharing police information that helped in the arrest of the accused.

Indian-origin student found murdered in London
Sabita Thanwani

London: British woman of Indian origin has been allegedly murdered in her student accommodation in London. In this regard, the Scotland Yard police have arrested a Tunisian national on suspicion of the murder.

The police said that Sabita Thanwani, a 19-year-old British national, was found with serious injuries to her neck at Arbour House student flats in the Clerkenwell area of London.

After the incident, the police suspected the involvement of a 22-year-old man, Maher Maaroufe, who they said had been in a relationship with the victim.

The accused was later arrested by the police.The police meanwhile jas thanked the people for sharing police information that helped in the arrest of the accused.

The police added that it has given information about the incident to Sabita's family. " Our deepest condolences are with them. I would ask everyone to respect their privacy at this indescribably devastating time for them as they come to terms with Sabita's murder", the police said.

Earlier, the Police said that Thanwani's family has been informed about the incident. The police said Maaroufe had been in a relationship with Sabita but he was not a student.

"On the afternoon of Sunday, 20 March Maaroufe was arrested by officers in the Clerkenwell area. He has been arrested on suspicion of murder and assault on police - he remains in police custody."

Detective Chief Inspector Linda Bradley who leads the investigation said:

“I would like to thank everyone for publicising and sharing our appeal to trace Maaroufe.

“Sabita’s family have been updated with this development and continue to be supported by specially trained officers. Our deepest condolences are with them.

“I would ask everyone to respect their privacy at this indescribably devastating time for them as they come to terms with Sabita’s murder.”