A terror group banned in Britain is at the centre of a Scotland Yard inquiry into the ritual-style murder of a London shopkeeper.
Detectives investigating the killing of Subramaniam Sivakumar, 44, believe it may have been the work of followers of the Tamil Tigers, the Sri Lankan separatist group outlawed across the world.
The father of three was found nearly a year ago laid out face down on the floor of his store the Apna Bazaar in Willesden High Road.
His body was pointing south, with his hands by his side. A single white shoelace was tied around his neck and bags of rice placed over his body.
A post-mortem examination was unable to determine cause of death but puncture marks were found behind his ear and he had been tied up before he died raising the possibility he had been tortured.
The police investigation has focused on a diary entry made by Mr Sivakumar in which he referred to a visit by an organisation he called the “Tiger Boys” – since confirmed as a reference to the Tamil Tigers.