Antwerp Police Investigate Murder of Diamond Merchant

Police in Antwerp found the body of a 54-year-old man in his apartment this morning at Van Eycklei, next to City Park. The Gazet Van Antwerpen newspaper reported that the victim was an Indian diamond merchant, but stated the case did not appear to be a robbery.

Local press identified the man as Pravin Patel of JK Diamonds.

The news report concluded that the investigation was ongoing. Other reports suggest that a second person was found injured and that Patel’s son is being questioned.

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