"we owe it to his loved ones to find out who is responsible"
A murder inquiry is underway after police in Leicester found a man dying inside a car.
Police found Anand Parmar, also known as Andy, in a vehicle in Brighton Road in the early hours of April 12, 2021.
The Vauxhall Astra had been stopped by police because it was being driven “erratically”.
The 47-year-old was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for treatment.
Medics battled for hours to save Mr Parmar’s life, however, he died shortly after 8 am.
A post-mortem examination revealed that he died as a result of significant injuries to his head and chest.
A 25-year-old man was arrested by officers in the Brighton Road area on suspicion of kidnap and theft of a motor vehicle.
Following the death of Mr Parmar, the man was further arrested on suspicion of murder.
An investigation was launched by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) major crime team.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Leicester, shortly after 11:50 pm on April 12, 2021.
In the early hours of April 13, 2021, a 40-year-old woman was arrested in Thurmaston, also on suspicion of murder.
A short while later, two men aged 34 and 44 were arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender.
The five suspects remain in custody.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood, the senior investigating officer of the murder inquiry, said:
“First and foremost, my deepest condolences go out to Mr Parmar’s family.
“While five people are currently in custody, our investigation is very much continuing and we owe it to his loved ones to find out who is responsible for his death.
“Officers are carrying out further enquiries and I would ask anyone who has information regarding this incident to come forward.
“I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a red Vauxhall Astra being driven in the area of Evington late on Sunday night into the early hours of yesterday morning.”
Leicester Mercury reported that Mr Parmar’s family paid tribute. They described their shock at learning of his death and are struggling to come to terms with their loss.
His family said: “We are completely heartbroken by what’s happened and are struggling to come to terms with our loss.
“The moment we were contacted by officers and told what happened will live with us forever.”
“It’s difficult to put into words the feeling that hearing such shocking news gives you.
“He was our son, our brother, our dad and we miss him greatly.
“He was a very funny man, who got on with everyone. He was able to make friends with all types of people and enjoyed the company of others.
“He loved us very much and we loved him. May he rest in peace.”