Oz Govt.condemns murder of Indian in Sydney

March 14th, 2011 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Mar. 14 (ANI): The Australian High Commission on Monday extended its sincere condolences to the family and friends of 24-year-old Indian student Tosha Thakkar who was murdered in Sydney last week.

The high commission said in a statement that High Commissioner Peter N Varghese had sent a personal message of condolence to Thakkar and also spoken to the family.

The statement further said that Australian police had acted quickly and arrested a suspect on Friday, the same day as the discovery of the victim’s body.

New South Wales Police have charged a 19 year-old with murder and aggravated sexual assault. In a court hearing in Sydney, the suspect was denied bail.

This brutal killing will shock Australians. The police are determined that the perpetrator will be brought to justice.

There is no indication that this awful crime was racially motivated. Our thoughts are with Tosha’s family and friends in India and Australia, the statement said. (ANI)

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