Three men jailed over Dogan Dogan murder in Leicester

Picture of victim Dogan Dogan
Image caption Dogan Dogan was described as a much loved husband and father

Three men have been given life sentences for the murder of a Leicester businessman.

Dogan Dogan, 50, was found dead in his flat above Aladdin's Pizza, on Linton Street in Evington, on 8 January.

Sarwar Gader, 35, of Gleneagles Avenue, Leicester, Wali Khan, 32, of no fixed abode, and Naveed Naveed, 28, of St Stephens Road, Leicester, were all convicted at Birmingham Crown Court.

All three men must serve a minimum term of 28 years.

Naveed and Gader were also found guilty of robbery. Khan had pleaded guilty to robbery at an earlier hearing.

Broken ribs

Leicestershire Police said Mr Dogan's hands and feet had been tied and a towel and several layers of clothing were tied over his face.

He died of asphyxiation and also had broken ribs and a black eye.

Takings of about £1,000 from both of Mr Dogan's businesses, Aladdin's Pizza and Pizzaman, in Lutterworth, were missing from the bedsit.

Naveed's car was seen being driven away from the scene in the early hours of 8 January, and keys belonging to Mr Dogan were witnessed being thrown from the vehicle as it was driven through Leicester, police said.

Det Ch Insp Tom Davies, who led the investigation, said: "Mr Dogan was a much loved husband and father. He sadly never got to meet his grandchild who was born shortly after he died."

He added that Mr Dogan's family showed tremendous dignity during the trial.

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