City techie stabbed to death in Sydney

Police appeal for information on 'horrific attack'

City techie stabbed to death in Sydney

A 41-year-old IT consultant from Bengaluru was stabbed to death in Australia just 300 metres from her home, said the police on Sunday. They have launched a probe into the attack.

Prabha Arun Kumar was on the phone with her husband when the attack happened on Sunday in Westmead, a suburb in Sydney. Kumar told her husband “I think I’ve been stabbed” in the lane way that runs through the park close to her Westmead home.

The mother of one was found by a man lying in a pool of blood in Parramatta Park on Sunday night. The police described it as a “horrific attack”.

A friend of Kumar, who was walking home from work when she was brutally stabbed, said she always felt guilty about getting a lift home late at night.

The woman, who asked not to be named, told “The Daily Telegraph” she had warned Prabha about the dangers of the park. “I told her it was not a safe way to come through because there were people that stopped and asked you for money, like $2,” she said.

Superintendent Wayne Cox from Parramatta police had said earlier that the woman left the station, walked along Argyle Street and onto Park Parade before being attacked in Parramatta Park.

“At this point, she had taken a lane way connected up to Amos St in Westmead, and during this journey she was attacked by a person or unknown persons,” he said.

She suffered a life-threatening injury, and was transported to Westmead Hospital, where she was pronounced dead. “There was a large amount of blood, so she obviously suffered a significant wound,” said Cox.

The police have appealed to the public to come forward with any information related to the case.

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