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LATEST ON MURDER:First photo of victim as police arrest more suspects

PUBLISHED: 17:28 10 November 2010 | UPDATED: 18:03 10 November 2010

The shop outside which Sellathurai Easwaran was found by police with head injuries.

The shop outside which Sellathurai Easwaran was found by police with head injuries.

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DETECTIVES have now arrested another two men in connection with the murder of the father of four from Manor Park.

MURDER VICTIM: First picture

It means officers are now quizzing four men, two of whom are aged 19. All were arrested in the Newham area today by detectives investigating the death of Sellathurai Easwaran, 40. They are currently held in custody at police stations in east London.

There is also a first picture of the victim issued by Scotland Yard.

Mr Easwaran was found at his home in St Winefride’s Avenue on Sunday morning. A post mortem showed he died from head injuries.

Police believe Mr Easwaran had been attacked outside Akgul Food Centre in Barking Road, East Ham, close to the junction with High Street North, East Ham, in the early hours of Saturday morning.

Officers driving by on routine patrol spotted him lying on the ground at 3am and took him to an east London hospital. He left hospital later that morning and went home.

Detectives are studying CCTV footage but now believe that Mr Easwaran had been involved in some sort of argument with up to four males outside the store shortly before he was found. It is not clear if he had been robbed.

The four are thought to be aged in their late teens to early twenties and were wearing either hoods or baseball caps.

Officers want to hear from anyone who saw what happened to the victim outside the Akgul Food Centre at 347 Barking Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call the incident room at (020) 8345 3985 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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