The heartbroken husband of Indian woman Savita Halappanavar can’t bear to return to their family home in Galway.

Praveen Halappanavar has been the center of media attention since his wife died after a hospital refused to terminate her pregnancy.

The 34-year-old has demanded a sworn public enquiry by the Irish government into the circumstances surrounding his wife’s death.

He has returned to Ireland and is due to return to his job as an engineer with Boston Scientific in two weeks.

But Praveen cannot bear to return to the home he shared with his dentist wife.

Close friend Harshad Holehonnur told the Irish Sun: “Praveen has not returned to that house and is continuing to stay with different friends for now.

“It is far too painful for him to return there. Praveen is becoming stronger with every interview he has carried out and he is drawing strength from the Irish people.

“I know he is overwhelmed by the support and this is helping him to carry on his fight.”

Praveen’s solicitor Gerald O’Donnell has again stated that his client is prepared to bring his case to the European Court for Human Rights.

He has also said he will not relent and co-operate with the recently announced State inquiry into his 31-year-old wife’s tragic case.