A Sri Lankan Tamil shop worker has been stabbed to death in a bungled robbery on Sunday morning in Pinner, north west London (UK). Ravi Katharkamar, 54, is thought to have been attacked while opening Marsh Food and Wine in Pinner at about 06:00 GMT on Sunday, the Met Police said.
A passer-by found Mr Katharkamar collapsed inside the shop. He died about 45 minutes later. Police said the attack on “completely innocent” Mr Katharkamar was “vicious and unwarranted”.
Detectives said the shop’s till was stolen and may have been dumped somewhere by the robber. No arrests have been made.
Flowers and tributes have been left at the scene today while forensic officers continue to perform fingertip searches. A number of appeals have been launched to raise money for Mr Katharkamar’s family.