Man released on bail after Birmingham chef Hiran Chauhan’s body found wrapped in plastic


A MAN who was arrested after a body was found wrapped in plastic in Salford has been released on bail, police said on Friday (12).

The body was discovered on Tuesday and Greater Manchester Police said it had been formally identified as Hiran Chuahan. The 24-year-old was reported missing on July 4.

A 32-year-old man from Salford was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder and he has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Detective Chief Inspector Colin Larkin was quoted as saying: “We are determined to find Hiran’s family the answers they deserve, and have a team of detectives working to establish the full circumstances surrounding their loved one’s death.

“If you noticed something suspicious or have any information that may assist our inquiries, then please get in touch as soon as possible.”

Chauhan disappeared on his way home from a shift at El Capo, a Mexican restaurant on Tariff Street, on Tuesday night. A missing person appeal was lodged after he failed to show up for work the next day.

On Friday, El Capo left a heartfelt message on their Facebook page, saying the staff at the restaurant was devastated by Hiran’s death.

It read: “We are absolutely devastated by the news regarding our chef and friend Hiran.

“There are no words for the emotions that the team here at El Capo are feeling right now.”

“We would like to thank all of our friends around the Northern Quarter that have shown their support and we appreciate that massively.”