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Leicester murder inquiry: Three people arrested over woman's death

Suvekshya Burathoki Image copyright Leicestershire Police
Image caption Suvekshya Burathoki, 32, was known as Fatima

Three people have been arrested after a woman was found dead in her home in Leicester.

Suvekshya Burathoki, 32, known as Fatima, was discovered in Bartholomew Street, Highfields, Leicester, after 08:30 BST on Tuesday.

Leicestershire Police said a post-mortem examination found Ms Burathoki, from Nepal, had suffered multiple stab wounds.

A 29-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

Another man, 30, and a woman, 33, have been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender.

Police said all three were arrested at an address in Coventry.

Neighbours told the BBC Ms Burathoki had three young children and was "the most amazing person".

Det Insp Mark Sinski, who is leading the murder inquiry, said: "Fatima was subjected to a horrific attack in her own home.

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

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