FRIENDS last night denied rumours Shrien was gay and it drove him to kill his wife.
Police are looking at suggestions that he was pressurised into marriage by his Indian family – then tried cover up his sexuality by murdering Anni.
But pals said he was dogged by false rumours all his life because of his camp manner and pretty boy good looks.
Baljeet Marwah, a guest at the couple’s wedding, said: “If he was gay, why would he get married? It doesn’t make sense. There is no truth to that whatsoever.
“They were in love, holding hands and kissing like a normal couple. He wasn’t pressurised into marriage. They’re not that kind of family. Shrien married because he wanted to.”