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“I Was More Heartbroken for Anni” – Excerpt from Anni Dewani: A Father’s Story

Anni Dewani: A Father's StoryIn Anni Dewani: A Father’s Story Vinod Hindocha shares his daughter’s story, the highs and the lows, with author Shekhar Bhatia, opening up about the devastating loss after her senseless and highly publicised murder while she was on honeymoon in South Africa. Her husband, Shrien Dewani, was cleared of all charges relating to her death.

The Star has shared an excerpt from this book in which Hindocha recalls his first ever trip to South Africa – one marked with grief as he came to collect Anni’s body – and the next few trips he had to make to attend Dewani’s trial. He writes that “to hear that the man who married your daughter had a secret sex life with other men is nothing short of horrifying” and relates his reaction and heartache for his late daughter.

Read the excerpt:

I saw some members of the media shaking their heads in disbelief as others wrote reports on their laptops and mobiles, some updating the world through Twitter. Most people in that courtroom would probably have felt some sympathy for me because of this utter deception.

But I was more heartbroken for Anni. She was as innocent as they come and she had been taken in by this Shrien creature. Her softness and sweet, unsuspecting nature would have been a pushover for Shrien. I now knew why he had rejected her by refusing to sleep with her. He was into men and Anni would have had absolutely no knowledge or suspicion of this.

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