NOTTINGHAM: Three men aged 20, 22 and 23 have now been arrested on suspicion of murdering 20-year-old Nottingham Trent University student, Arjun Singh.
Nottinghamshire Police said Arjun Singh was attacked on Long Row in Nottingham just before 04:00 GMT on Saturday.
He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre but succumbed to his injuries the next day.
A 20-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody. A further 22-year-old and a 23-year-old have been arrested on suspicion of murder, and are being questioned by police.
Nottinghamshire Police also say that they are not treating the attack as “knife-related.”
Detective Inspecor Richard Monl has stated that both men have been arrested on suspicion of murder as part of our enquiries into this tragic incident.”
“The 20-year-old man also arrested in connection with the incident remains in police custody.”
“We are aware that there has been a lot of speculation in the public around this being a knife-related incident. From the information available at this time, we are not treating this matter as knife-related.”
“I would like to reiterate that the family of Arjun have expressed their wishes to retain their privacy at this incredibly difficult time.”
Nottingham Trent University has said it is “shocked and saddened” by the death of the student.
A spokesperson added: “Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this difficult time.
“We are liaising with the police and will be offering support to students and staff who may be affected by this news.”
Members of the Sikh community alongside Sikh student organisations have expressed shock and concern over the murder of the popular young man in the city.
A vigil will be held to honour Arjun Singh’s life and pay respect to his family. Nottingham’s Sikh community will come together to light candles in his memory at 6pm on Wednesday, January 22 in Long Row outside Subway and the Slug and Lettuce where the incident took place.