Case dropped against Plaistow trio accused of stabbing student

Three men accused of trying to kill a business student in Plaistow earlier this year have been released without charge.

Amareshwar Arava, 25, Sai Kishore Balguri, 25, and Nishanth Puttapaka, 23, were accused of attempted murder after Praveen Reddy was stabbed at a flat in Kent Street, Plaistow on February 10.

The trio had been bailed to appear before Inner London Crown Court on April 13 but prosecutors have dropped the charges against them because of insufficient evidence.

Mr Reddy, 26, spent more than a week in intensive care at The Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel after sustaining serious injuries.

He has since abandoned his place on an MBA business course and flown back to India with his family.

A CPS spokesman said it came to the decision after reviewing the case in accordance with the code for crown prosecutors.

He said: “Having looked at all of the available evidence it has been determined that there is insufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction.

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“The case has therefore been discontinued.

“Should any more evidence become available we will review this decision.”