An emotional Prakashbhai Patel the younger brother of Mr Vijaybhai Patel confirmed that once the murder investigations being conducted have concluded and the coroner’s report has been submitted, the organs of Vijaybhai will be donated. This ultimate gift will save several lives.
Many floral tributes now lie at the spot where Vijaybhai Patel, 49 was lying in an unconscious state last Saturday night after being attacked outside the shop where he worked. On Monday, Vijaybhai died of his injuries.
In a quiet North London suburb, at around 11.45pm three black youths walked into the shop and asked for cigarette paper and when Vijaybhai refused to serve due to age concerns. The victim of this heinous crime Vijaybhai, leaves behind his wife Vibha and two young sons aged 16 and 21.
‘The local community is in shock’ said Arunbhai Trivedi who has lived in the area for 40 years. Another lady Andrea, came and consoled Vijaybhai’s family saying ‘we all feel robbed of a genuine person but he is in a happy place now’.
Such is the outpouring of emotions that the local Jewish Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet who set up a crowd-funding appeal for Vijaybhai has confirmed that the money keeps pouring in and has exceeded the target. With two young sons to support for higher education studies, every penny will help Vibhaben the widow of Vijaybhai Patel.
•• To donate to the crowd-funding appeal for Vijaybhai Patel visit: justgiving.com/crowdfunding/