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« on: February 18, 2011, 12:10:37 PM »
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Within days police had arrested two suspects. A week after the murder they had a third and an amazing story was being told. This, it was alleged, had been no regular carjacking and robbery but rather an extraordinary plot masterminded by Anni's husband, the British businessman Shrien Dewani, to have his wife killed just days after they were married in a lavish ceremony in Mumbai.

It is now almost 100 days since the murder on November 13 last year. The South Africans want Dewani extradited and believe they have evidence that he ought to return to the country to answer. The family of Swedish-born Anni also want him to go back and answer the claims.

Dewani, who comes from Westbury-on-Trym, a suburb of Bristol, told police the taxi he and his wife were travelling in was hijacked at an intersection in Gugulethu township by two men, one of them armed with a gun. Dewani said the taxi driver was let out soon afterwards and he was then "ordered" out. His wife's body was found the next day in the abandoned taxi. Police say a phone, bracelet, watch and handbag were missing.

Dewani's supporters insist it is "ludicrous" to suggest that within hours of arriving in South Africa he had arranged a hit on his wife.

Now a Guardian investigation has found allegations from lawyers for the two alleged killers in South Africa that they were tortured by police. One of the men insists his account, alleging Dewani was involved, was "suggested" to him by the police and his lawyer also claims a crucial identity parade was flawed.

In addition, the Guardian has seen police papers that show how quickly -- within 36 hours -- detectives appeared to believe and accept the vital testimony of the third man, taxi driver Zola Tongo, who is serving a reduced sentence for his part in the murder in exchange for his
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