British tourist killed as rioting grips India

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A British Muslim holidaymaker is believed to have been murdered and a fellow traveller injured in religious violence in India that has killed almost 300 people. Two other Britons in the same party are missing.

The family of Mohammed Aswat, a biscuit factory worker from Batley, West Yorkshire, said Indian police had told them he was killed on Thursday when about 70 Hindus attacked the group as they returned in a jeep from sightseeing in Delhi to their family home in Surat, Gujurat.

Imran Salim Dawood, also from Batley, was wounded in the attack and is in hospital. Mr Dawood's cousins Saeed Shafiq Dawood and Sakil Abdul Hai Dawood have not been accounted for. Their Indian driver, Yusuf Paraghar, was believed to have died.

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