Police have named 35 year-old Choudhry Zishan as the victim of yesterday’s ‘extreme and sickening’ assault which is now the subject of a murder enquiry.
Mr Choudhry who ran the Newsmarket newsagent opposite the Chamberlayne on High St was married with a young child.
A post mortem has found the cause of death as trauma to the head.
Two local men in their twenties remain in custody on suspicion of murder while police continue investigations
Detective Superintendent Paul Barton, leading Operation Bedale, said:
“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.”
Det Supt Barton is asking residents close to Monks Way, off Chestnut Avenue, and George Wright Close on the Pirelli estate to check their gardens and bins for the items described.
Derby road was closed for a large part of Sunday for forensic examination and a car was removed from the street on a low loader.
This morning residents were leaving flowers outside the closed shop.
One tribute read:
“Our thoughts go to you and your family
“Justice shall be done
“We will miss your cheery smile”
Another a message read:
“Such a devastating loss the community will be poorer without you”
Eastleigh News spoke to two regular customers who described Mr Zishan as a man who would ‘go out of his way to help you”
“He didn’t deserve this” said one clearly upset.
A High St resident told Eastleigh News:
“I’d say I was shocked, but I think saddened is more appropriate”.
Anyone who has information which can help this investigation is asked to call 101 and ask for Operation Bedale.
Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111