Family of Murdered Anand Parmar pay Tribute
he family of murdered Anand Parmar say they have “lost a piece of their heart which will never be filled”.
The 47-year-old had been severely beaten before being bundled into the boot of his car and further beaten in the early hours of April 12, 2021.
Anand Parmar was found dying by police and later succumbed to his injuries.
Two drug dealers, Renaldo Baptiste and Jeffrey Carew, were convicted of his murder and sentenced at Leicester Crown Court on May 13, 2022. A third man, Jurrat Khan, who was found guilty of manslaughter but acquitted of murder, was also sentenced.
In a statement released after the sentencing, the family spoke of their heartbreak and the horror of hearing what had happened to him in court.
The statement read: “Anand was the glue that held our family together. He was a loving, son, dad, grandad and brother.
“He had a big personality that would fill the room with laughter and love.
“Regardless of any issues which arose, he was able to put everyone else first and would find forgiveness, giving the best advice he could.
“When we were told what had happened, our world was shaken. The call we received from police is one that no family should ever have to receive.
“We would’ve done whatever we could to save him.
“Knowing what happened to him – and knowing he was completely unaware of what was going to happen – remains difficult to comprehend.
“We’re heartbroken by the fact we were unable to give him one last hug and tell him how much we loved him. It’s a pain that all of us continue to feel almost a year on.
“He was only 47. Since his death, his granddaughter – who he’ll never know – has been born.
“His daughter has graduated from university, which is something he longed to see.
“Those sorts of special occasions should’ve been fun, but instead were clouded by our hurt.”
“We’ll always think of him and the pain of knowing we’ll never see his smile again is one that’ll continue. He was a part of us that we’ll never get back and it’s altered our lives forever.
“We lost a piece of our heart which will never be filled. Sitting in court listening to those who cruelly took his life from us try and defend their actions has been particularly tough.
“It’s difficult to put into words how we feel, but what we’ve heard will haunt us for the rest of our lives.”
Baptiste and Carew received life sentences, with Baptiste to serve at least 25 years and Carew, 23 years. Khan was jailed for 12 years.