Unsolved Murders

Partheepan Balasinghan

Age: 23

Sex: male

Date: 8 Jul 2003

Place: Palm Beach Restaurant, Ealing Road, Wembley

Source: news.bbc.co.uk

Partheepan Balasinghan was attacked outside the Palm Beach restaurant in Ealing Road, North London at about 1am.

He was said to have been attacked with swords, a bottle and an axe by a gang of about 12 people.

He was taken to hospital where he died four days later from serious head and neck injuries.

Two people were charged with his murder, but no trial or conviction details are known.

Partheepan Balasinghan was a Tamil.

His murder was said to have been connected with the Sri Lankan Tamils and feuding Sri Lankan gangs and that the same men that had killed him had then travelled in convoy across London to High Road in Ilford where they kidnapped Cisho Kumar Balachandiran, tortured him and then threw him in the River Roding in Wanstead suffering from injuries from which he died a week later.

There were said to have been 12 men in the gang that had attacked both Cisho Balachandiran and Partheepan Balasinghan and that they had travelled in convoy around the M25 motorway from Wembley to Ilford to carry out the murders. The attack on Partheepan Balasinghan took place at about 1am whilst the attack on Cisho Balachandiran took place at about 2am.

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