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Bradford man Amjad Hussain's murder leaves family 'numb'

The family of a restaurant worker killed in Bradford said his murder has left them "numb".

The body of 31-year-old Amjad Hussain was found at his home on 12 January, after a fire at the property.

A post-mortem examination revealed he died from shock and blood-loss after receiving a severe neck injury from a heavy, bladed weapon.

Mr Hussain's mother and sister have urged people with any information about the murder to contact police.

West Yorkshire Police said three people had been arrested in connection with Mr Hussain's death.

'Doting' father

Mr Hussain, who had a nine-year-old son, was originally from the Mirpur district of Pakistan and came to the UK about 10 years ago.

In a joint statement, Mr Hussain's mother Riaz Bi and his sister Rukhsana Shaban, said: "We are all numb from the loss of Amjad and cannot come to terms with his death.

"He was a very kind, caring and loving husband and father who doted on his young son who was his pride and joy."

Mr Hussain's body was found by emergency services just after 13:00 GMT following a fire at the family home in Rylstone Gardens.

Image caption Police described Mr Hussain's death as "brutal"

West Yorkshire Police said the fire at Mr Hussain's home was a device to destroy evidence.

The force said a 25-year-old man arrested on 7 March had been released but a 32-year-old man and a 26-year-old woman remained in custody.

"This was a truly horrible and particularly brutal murder of a defenceless father in his own home and we are continuing with a large number of inquiries," Det Supt Paul Taylor said.

"While arrests have now been made in connection with this investigation we continue to appeal for information from residents to give us the vital clues we need."

Mrs Bi and Mrs Shaban said Mr Hussain was "much respected and loved".

"His senseless death has left a hole in our lives which will never be filled and tears in our eyes which will never dry," they said.

"We would ask the public come forward and help us get justice for Amjad and his wife and son who desperately misses his daddy."

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