Detectives release Burnley man in double murder investigation

Detectives investigating the murders of a mother and daughter released a man on Monday evening (October 5).

Monday, 5th October 2020, 9:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th October 2020, 7:18 am

The bodies of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi (49) and a girl, believed to be Dr Sacharvi’s daughter, 14-year-old Vian Mangrio, were found at an address in Reedley on Thursday.

Two men, aged 51 and 56, both from Burnley, were detained shortly after 7pm yesterday. Both were arrested on suspicion of two counts of murder, two of rape and one of arson with intent to endanger life.

Following enquiries the 56-year-old man has been released without charge at this time. The 51-year-old man remains in police custody.

Floral tributes have been placed outside the house in Reedley where Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi lived with her daughter, 14-year-old Vian Mangrio

Anyone with information is asked to contact police as soon as possible through the dedicated Major Incident Portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/0401020119P01-PO1 or on 101, quoting log 0429 of October 3rd.

Alternatively independent charity Crimestoppers can be reached anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org.