Dec 29 2009 By Ian Proctor
THE death of a man 12 days after an alleged attack in a supermarket car park in Queensbury is being treated as manslaughter.
Manji Hirani, 48, was taken to hospital with a head injury following the incident on December 9 at 8.35pm outside Morrisons in Honeypot Lane.
He remained in a critical condition until he passed away on the evening of December 21.
A post-mortem examination held two days later at Northwick Park Hospital showed the cause of death as head injuries and the inquest into Mr Hirani's death will be opened at Barnet Coroner's Court on Tuesday (Jan 5).
Saqib Rafiq, 25, of Carlton Ave East, Wembley, appeared at Brent Magistrates' Court on Christmas Eve charged with the manslaughter of Mr Hirani and was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on April 22.
A second suspect aged 17 years was arrested and bailed on suspicion of assault on December 9.