INDIAN ATTACKED IN AUSTRALIA

April 23rd, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »
Email this Email  |  Print This Post Print This Post   |  

After a lull in attacks on Indians and despite several preventive measures taken by the Australian Police to prevent such attacks, a 28-year-old Indian man has been stabbed to death in Rushworth in Australia. 

The victim, Lakhvindar Singh, had migrated to Australia in 2007 and was working as a helper in a farm near Melbourne. 

His family in Punjab states that – “We got a call and they told us that he died in his room. A man came from outside and when he opened his room door somebody hit him with a knife on his neck,” said Lakhvinder’s brother, Kulvinder Singh. They still don’t understand what really happened. 

“We just want that the murderer should be punished and the dead body should reach us as soon as possible,” said Lakhvinder’s grandfather, Balbir Singh. 

The Australian Police have arrested 37-year-old Thy Sok and charged him with Lakhwinder’s murder but they still can’t establish a motive. Sok is still being questioned. 

Thy Sok who has been remanded in custody until Wednesday, will be produced at Melbourne Magistrates Court. 

Lakhwinder is among the many Indians attacked in Australia in the past two years. Though some of the attacks were for robbery, in some cases the motive is believed to be racial. However he is the second person to be killed after Nitin Garg who was killed while walking through Park towards his place of work. 

The Deputy High Commissioner of Australia to India, Lachlan Strahan, on Saturday said that the killing of another Indian in Australia is a “tragic incident”. 

The 28 year old Lakhwindar Singh, who was stabbed to death in Rushworth, Victoria is a native of Rajpura city in Punjab. 

“We are satisfied that the law enforcement agencies acted swiftly and did what it is supposed to do,” Strahan told ANI. 

According to diplomatic sources, Australian authorities have contacted Lakhwinder’s wife, who is in India. 

“The victim was not a student. The Consulate has been in contact with the victim’s relatives and is providing assistance with funeral and other arrangements. Body is with coroner now,” a source said.

Ravi Matah.

Tags: , , ,

Leave a Reply