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Funeral held for woman killed on honeymoon

Shrien and Anni Dewani
Image caption Three men have been arrested in connection with Mrs Dewani's death

The funeral of a woman who was murdered on her honeymoon in South Africa has taken place in London, the BBC understands.

Anni Dewani, 28, was killed after the taxi she and her husband, Shrien, were travelling in was hijacked. Mr Dewani, from Bristol, was released unharmed.

The private service for Mrs Dewani, a Swedish national, was held this weekend followed by a memorial service.

Three men have been arrested in connection with her murder.

Mrs Dewani and her husband, from Westbury-on-Trym, had been married for two weeks when the kidnapping happened near Cape Town on 13 November.

The kidnappers released Mr Dewani, 31, and the taxi driver unharmed, but Mrs Dewani was found dead in the taxi the following morning in the Khayelitsha township.

South African police said she had been shot in the back of the neck and had not been sexually assaulted.

One of the arrested men, 26-year-old Xollie Mngeni, appeared in court on Thursday charged with murder and robbery. He was remanded in custody until a hearing on 25 November.

A second man was arrested on 18 November.

The third man, a 31-year-old who has not been named, was arrested on Saturday and is due to appear in court on Monday on charges of hijacking and murder.

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