A KIDNAP victim who was found dying in the boot of a car after a cop chase has been named - as five people are arrested over his death.
Cops launched a murder probe after Anand Parmar, 47, was found with fatal injuries in Leicester in the early hours of yesterday morning.
He was taken to hospital for treatment, but died shortly after 8am.
A post-mortem examination identified that he died from significant injuries to his head and chest.
A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of kidnap and theft of a motor vehicle, before being further arrested on suspicion of murder.
An investigation led by the East Midlands Special Operations Unit major crime team began.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of murder in Leicester, shortly after 11.50pm yesterday.
In the early hours of this morning, a 40-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of murder.
A short time later two men - aged 44 and 34 - were arrested in Leicester on suspicion of assisting an offender.
All five remain in custody, cops said.
Detective Chief Inspector Tony Yarwood said: “First and foremost, my deepest condolences go out to Mr Parmar’s family.
“While five people are currently in custody, our investigation is very much continuing and we owe it to his loved ones to find out who is responsible for his death.
“Officers are carrying out further enquiries and I would ask anyone who has information regarding this incident to come forward.
"I am particularly keen to hear from anyone who saw a red Vauxhall Astra being driven in the area of Evington late on Sunday night into the early hours of yesterday morning."
Horrified locals told how the victim was discovered in the boot of a Vauxhall Astra that was being pursued by cops.
Mum-of-five Sue Warden, 64, woke up to a police cordon on the quiet street and a car being seized by officers.
She told The Sun Online: "Police found a dying man in the boot of a car.
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"My neighbour a few doors down saw him being carefully carried out of the boot and treated at the scene before being put into an ambulance and taken to hospital."
Police stopped the Astra just after 3am on Monday morning on Brighton Road, Evington, after it was seen driving erratically.
The man was found inside the car suffering multiple serious injuries, but died around 8am yesterday in hospital.