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Woman killed in Leicester named as Suvekshya Burathoki

Suvekshya Burathoki– known as Fatima – was pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: Leicestershire Police

A woman who was killed in Leicester has been named as Suvekshya Burathoki.

Officers were called to a house in Bartholomew Street, Highfields shortly after 8.30am on Tuesday (8 October) following a report that a woman had been seriously injured inside. Suvekshya Burathoki, 32 – known as Fatima – was pronounced dead at the scene.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and found that Fatima, who is from Nepal, had suffered multiple stab wounds.

On Tuesday (8 October), a murder investigation was launched and officers investigating Fatima’s death are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski from East Midlands Special Operations Unit said:

"We know that Fatima was subjected to a horrific attack in her own home. The person who violently attacked her then left the address.

“To date, a number of people who live in and around Bartholomew Street have been spoken to by detectives, who are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.

“I would like to reassure people living in Bartholomew Street – and the surrounding area – that I believe this was an isolated incident.

“As I have said before, we owe it to Fatima and her family to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.

“I would still like to speak to anyone who was in Bartholomew Street or the surrounding area any time between 7am and 8.40am on Tuesday. Any information you have could help with our ongoing investigation.”

– Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU)

Detectives are asking for anyone living within the Highfields community who may have information about Fatima’s death, to come forward.