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Rizwan Darbar, 17, student was knifed to death in West Ham Park, east London


NRI student stabbed to death, three arrested and bailed


London, Oct. 12, 2007
Lashman Sahota

Rizwan Darbar, 17, student was knifed to death in West Ham Park, east London, on Sunday afternoon when his two friends were sitting there and listening to music on a mobile phone. A gang of young kids approached them and demanded Rizwan's friend's mobile phone. When Rizwan Darbar and friends refused to hand over the phone, Rizwan Darbar was stabbed.

Rizwan Darbar was taken to Newham General Hospital and died in couple of hours. According to his family, they were told that he had suffered a cardiac arrest during surgery. His family had posted a £10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest.

On Thursday, three people aged 15, 16, and a 20 years old were arrested in connection with the murder of a Rizwan Darbar. They were also bailed pending further inquiries. The youth had stabbed the teenager is said to be of mixed race and other two along with him were black, according to the police.

Rizwan Darbar was studying accounts, finance and business at Newham Sixth Form College, UK

He just started a job at Currys.

Chief Inspector Matt Horne said, "Our advice is always to hand over the phone."

In 2007, 20 teenagers have been killed by knives or guns




Rizwan Darbar knifed to death when he was listening to music with two friends