Anni Dewani: A Fathers Story
On November 13, 2010, Anni Dewani was on a dream honeymoon in South Africa after celebrating the happiest day of her life, her marriage to handsome husband Shrien.
But the idyllic holiday took a dramatic and tragic twist when the couple were kidnapped at gunpoint as their taxi drove through a tough township near Cape Town.
Businessman Shrien, from Bristol, was released unharmed by the captors, but Anni was blasted at close range in the neck and died on the spot. Her body was found slumped in the blood-soaked back seat of the cab hours later.
When news of the horrific murder reached her parents they were hit by a double hammer blow – not only did they have to deal with the loss of their beloved daughter in the most brutal of circumstances, but police also told them one of the suspects behind the slaying was her husband. After a long, drawn-out extradition process, Shrien was brought back for trial in South Africa, piling more agony on the victim’s distraught family.