Indian national stabbed to death in Australia

Indian national stabbed to death in Australia

Lakhwinder Singh, who migrated to Australia in 2007, was attacked in his house here on Thursday night. Australian police said it has arrested one of his killers, a 37-year-old man.

The suspect, Thy Sok, is reported to be a Vietnamese national known to Lakhwinder. Lakhwinder, working as a farm helper, married Beant Kaur in 2007 and moved to Melbourne only two months back from Brisbane after finding better job opportunities
Beant Kaur, who is on a visit to India, broke down at her Rajpura residence on hearing the shocking news. "He had no enemies. I don't know why he was targeted," she said.

"My brother-in-law Sukhdip Singh informed me on Friday that Lakhwinder had been stabbed to death. We don't have any more information," said Kulwinder Singh, brother of Lakhwinder.

"There is no one in Australia from our family to claim the body as Lakhwinder's wife is also in India. Either we have to get visa or ask our relatives to send the papers to us so that the formalities could be completed quickly," said Kulwinder.

More than 100 such attacks against Indians including students have been reported from Australia in over a year, mostly from Victoria province.