Family mourn death of Seven Kings man stabbed by carjacker

The family of man stabbed to death by a masked carjacker have paid tribute to their “loving and caring” relative.

Harjinder Singh Bhurji was found suffering from a chest wound at 1am on Tuesday in Stoneleigh Road, Clayhall, near St John Vianney Catholic Church.

The 32-year-old, of Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings, was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics half an hour later.

Today family members gathered at the home he shared with his parents Bhupinder and Manvinder Kaur and sisters Rasvinder and Jasmeet Kaur to mourn his death.

Mr Bhurji’s uncle, Narinder Shargill said: “Raj was a loving, family orientated and caring individual.

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“His one goal in life was to take care of his mum and dad and his sisters who he doted on.

“He really cared and provided for them in a way most brothers would not.”

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“This is something we never imagined or dreamed could happen and we are in extreme shock.

“It seems like a totally callous act with no meaning to it.

“Raj is the kind of guy who never got involved with controversies, he would try and bring people together.”

Mr Shargrill added that the family had celebrated the wedding of Rasvinder, 29, just two weeks ago.

Police believe Mr Bhurji had been talking with a female friend in his black Mercedes when a man appeared, opened the passenger door and dragged her out.

The suspect then went to the driver’s door and demanded the keys to the black Mercedes, CLK coupe, registration number R4 JXW.

Mr Bhurji tried to hide them under his seat but the suspect threatened to harm the woman if he did not hand them over.

However, before he had time to retrieve them, he was stabbed.

Police said the suspect was black, about 6ft 2in, of slim build and wearing a grey beanie hat, grey hoodie and dark coloured bandana.

Anyone with information should contact 020 8345 1570 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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