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Shopkeeper dies after assault

A shop owner has died four days after being hit on the head in a flat above his store. Sri Lanken born Vairamutha Thiyagarajah, 56, was attacked at MK Food and Wine in Elstow Road, Bedford at ten to five last Sunday afternoon.

He was rushed to Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge in a serious condition. He died yesterday afternoon.Thilak Moham-Raj, 25, who lived in the flat has been charged with GBH with intent.The prosecution is now reviewing the charges.Mr Thiyagarajah was married with a son and four daughters.