Sikh community to hold vigil after university student's death

The Sikh community from Nottingham and Derby will come together tonight (22nd January) for a vigil, in memory of a university student who died following an assault in Nottingham city centre.

A coach-load of people from Derby, Arjun Singh's hometown, are expected to pay their respects at the vigil, which will take place at 6pm at the spot where Arjun was attacked.

The vigil has been organised by Sikh Youth UK, Sikh Temples in Nottingham, the Sikh community youth service, G.A.D Gym in Derby and both Nottingham Trent and University of Nottingham's Sikh societies.

Arjun Singh, who was 20 and studying at Nottingham Trent University, was attacked on Long Row just before 4am on Saturday (18th January).

He was taken to the Queen's Medical Centre, but sadly died on Sunday (19th January).

Methiwos Tekle, 20, from Ryeland Garden, Nottingham, has been charged in connection to Arjun's death, with manslaughter, robbery and supplying a controlled drug.

Methiwos will appear at Nottingham Magistrates' Court this morning (22nd January).

Aron Kahsai, 23, from Queens Walk Nottingham, was charged with offer to supply a controlled drug and has been released on bail.

Another two men were also arrested yesterday (21st January) in connection to the university student's death.