Murder investigation launched after street fight death

35 year old man dies after allegedly being involved in a fight in a Hampshire street.

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Murder victim is named by police

Police have confirmed the identity of a man who died following a fight in Eastleigh over the weekendHe is Choudhry Zishan, a 35-year-old local businessman from High Street, Eastleigh.

He was married with a young child. His family have been informed.

A post-mortem was carried out on Sunday afternoon at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester, by a Home Office pathologist. The cause of death was given as trauma to the head.

I have been pleased with the response from the community who are keen to assist us in this tragic investigation. It would appear that Mr Zishan had just left home for work when he was attacked. I believe this was a robbery where the level of violence was extreme and sickening. I am still asking for the public's help in looking for items that may have been discarded. In particular I am looking for some shoes worn by one of the attackers and possibly a light coloured top. If you find any items matching that description, please call us straight away."

– Detective Superintendent Paul Barton

Two men, aged 25 and 22, have been arrested on suspicion of murder. Detectives have been granted an extension of custody to allow further time for questioning.

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