Unsolved Murders

Panchadcharam Sahitharan

Age: 28

Sex: male

Date: 29 Dec 1991

Place: Newham, East London

Panchadcharam Sahitharan was beaten to death by a gang of white men with baseball bats in Newham on 29 December 1991.

Two men were charged with his murder although the charges against one of the men were later dropped. The other man was acquitted at a trial.

It was thought that the gang had attacked seven Asian people that day with baseball bats.

Panchadcharam Sahitharan had been a Tamil refugee.

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see www.courtnewsuk.co.uk

see Gaurdian

see NMP

see IRR

see Newcastle Journal - Wednesday 04 November 1992