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Hannah's parents to revisit India
Trevor and Hilary Foster
Hannah's parents want to find out why the extradition was held up
The parents of a murdered teenager have spoken about their plan to return to India to try to find out why the prime suspect has not been extradited.

Hannah Foster, 17, was murdered after a night out in Southampton in March 2003.

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli, who lived in the city, was arrested in India in July 2004 - five days into Hannah's parents first visit to the country.

Now they want to see for themselves why the extradition process is taking so long.

Hannah Foster
Hannah was killed after a night out in Portswood, Southampton

Proceedings were expected to take up to a year but legal hearings are still expected to continue for some time.

Trevor Foster told the BBC the wait had been "extremely frustrating" and that they could not get justice for Hannah while the suspect remained in India.

Mr Foster said: "It's been a long time since we were last in India, since the suspect was caught.

"It's been 18 months now and we are surprised he hasn't returned to England to face trial.

Maninder Pal Singh Kohli in Kalimpong
Maninder Pal Singh Kohli was arrested in July 2004

"We are determined to get justice for Hannah and we want to see for ourselves why this process is taking so long.

"We cannot believe that 18 months has gone by and as far as we can see there's no end in sight."

His wife, Hilary, said "We remain hopeful but equally we are very aware their legal system is very overstretched and they may think 'who are we to be jumping the queue?' but I just have that little glimmer of hope."

The pair are due to fly out next month.




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