//Hannah's mother to write to murder suspect

Hannah's mother to write to murder suspect


Hilary and Trevor Foster

Hannah’s parents want to see the extradition process speeded up

The mother of murdered teenager Hannah Foster says she is to write to the main suspect who is being held in India.

Hilary Foster, whose 17-year-old daughter was murdered in Southampton in 2003, said she would deliver the letter personally to Maninder Pal Singh Kohli.

He is still being held in India after being arrested in July 2004.

Mrs Foster and her husband Trevor have held a press conference in Delhi, during a trip to India to see why the extradition process was taking so long.

‘Search for justice’

In a statement Mr Foster said: "My wife has written one final letter; this is to Mr Kohli, and we are intending to deliver it in person to Tihar Jail during our stay.

"We have no hidden agenda; all we want is justice for Hannah and until the suspect in this case is extradited from India our search for justice in the English courts cannot even begin."

Hannah, 17, was abducted near her home in Portswood, Southampton, on 14 March, 2003.

Her body was found two days later and a post-mortem examination revealed she had been raped and strangled.

Kohli fled to India shortly after he was identified by British police as the prime suspect, but was arrested in India in 2004 during a previous visit by Hannah’s parents.