Police name mum of three murdered in her Highfields home

Police have named the young mother who was murdered in her home in Highfields earlier this week.

Suvekshya Burathoki, also known as Fatima, was found with serious injuries in her home on Bartholomew Street at around 8.30am on Tuesday 8 October.

32-year-old Fatima was pronounced dead at the scene. A post-mortem examination has been carried out and found that Fatima, who is from Nepal, had suffered multiple stab wounds.

Detectives have launched a murder investigation and officers are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.

Detective Inspector Mark Sinski, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit (EMSOU) is leading the investigation. He said: “We know that Fatima was subjected to a horrific attack in her own home. The person who violently attacked her then left the address.”

“To date, a number of people who live in and around Bartholomew Street have been spoken to by detectives, who are continuing to pursue a number of lines of enquiry.”

“I would like to reassure people living in Bartholomew Street – and the surrounding area – that I believe this was an isolated incident.”

Detectives are continuing to ask anyone living within the Highfields community who may have information about Fatima’s death, to come forward.

An online public portal has been set up, where information can be passed on directly to detectives. It can be accessed by visiting https://mipp.police.uk

DI Sinski added: “As I have said before, we owe it to Fatima and her family to find the person responsible and bring them to justice.

Anyone with information on the incident is urged to contact Leicestershire Police on 101, quoting incident 120 of 8 October. Alternatively, you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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