A reward of up to £50,000 is being offered by the Association of Convenience Stores (ACS) and Crimestoppers for information relating to the death of retailer Prasanna Arulchelvam.

On May 26, the retailer, also known as ‘Nick’, was found in the car park of Costco in Watford, having suffered serious injuries including a fractured skull. He was taken to St Mary’s Hospital, London, where he died 11 days later due to his injuries.

Prasanna (34), who had stores in London and Kent, was married and had a two-year-old daughter.

The incident is currently being investigated by Hertfordshire Police, who are keen to trace a white Peugot Partner van which they believe was connected to Prasanna’s death.

ACS chief executive James Lowman said: “Our thoughts are with the victim’s family after this horrific incident. We want to help the police, through Crimestoppers, to catch those responsible and we hope that by funding this reward we will play a part in securing more information to support the investigation.”

Ann Scott of Crimestoppers also urged the public to come forward with any information. “A young man has tragically lost his life and nobody knows how or why, which makes this incident even more devastating for his family,” she said.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is urged to contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the secure online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.