Brit-Indian honeymooner's kin claim Dewani attempted to trace wife after abduction

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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London, Dec 19 (ANI): Relatives of the Brit-Indian businessman whose wife was killed during their honeymoon in Cape Town have spoken of his 'frantic' attempts to trace her after she was kidnapped.

The Daily Mail quoted them as saying that Dewani rang a mobile phone company and asked if experts could track his wife Anni's handset, and tried his level best to obtain the registration number of the taxi driven by her abductors.

"He called us. His BlackBerry was taken in the robbery and he had the taxi driver's number punched into it," a relative of Dewani said.

He further pleaded with police to deploy a helicopter in the search and even enlisted the help of a private investigator, they claimed.

Dewani is proceedings his family home near Bristol, out on a 250,000 pound bail, and is fighting extradition to South Africa over allegations that he arranged for two hitmen to kill his 28-year-old wife in a staged carjacking a fortnight after they married.

Meanwhile Anton Lane, a tax consultant who has known Dewani for over ten years, said that it was impossible for the honeymooner to have murdered his wife.

"I have worked with Shrien and his brother for many years, and, they are both reputable businessmen, kind, thoughtful and abide by a strict moral code.

There is no doubt in those close to Shrien that he is not capable of the atrocities publicised in the media," he added.

Currently three men are in custody in South Africa for allegedly murdering Anni, including the couple's taxi driver, Zola Tongo, 31. (ANI)

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