Oz police appeal to public to help them nab killers of Indians

Struggling to get some strong leads in the killings of 25-year-old Ranjodh Singh and Nitin Garg (21), Australian police appealed to people to come forward with the any information if they have regarding these murders.

Police said they are interested in hearing from anyone with information about activity in and around a car wash in Yambil Street, Griffith, in early hours of December 29 when Singh's body was found in a partially-burnt state in New South Wales.

Unidentified assailants killed Singh by slashing his throat and stabbing him multiple times before setting him ablaze. The body of Singh, who hailed from Punjab, has been released by the coroner and arrangements are being made to return it to India, police said.
"We're appealing for anyone who may have attended the car wash, or who may have witnessed any persons using the car wash facilities during the early hours of Tuesday, 29 December, 2009, to come forward," police officer Paul Smith was quoted by AAP as saying.

Investigators are also keen to hear from anyone who travelled on the Country Link bus between Griffith and Wagga Wagga on that morning, he said. MORE PTI NC ZH AKJ
Smith also asked for help to identify a distinctive red 1996 Ford Falcon that was seen in Griffith and Wagga Wagga areas around the time of Singh's death, the report said.
Meanwhile, police re-enacted final movements of Garg's life and also released CCTV footage of his arrival at a train station shortly before he was stabbed to death by unidentified assailants in Melbourne.

According to police statement, an information caravan was put up across the road from the Hungry Jack's restaurant in West Footscray, where Garg managed to walk after being stabbed at nearby Cruickshank Park on January 2.

Police also released closed-circuit television footage of Garg's arrival at Yarraville train station on the night of his murder. It showed him wearing a black and white striped hooded jumper. Detectives met at Yarraville station last night and led a man fitting Garg's description on a re-enactment of his fatal last walk.

"We are hoping doing this helps jog someone's memory of any information from that night," Detective Senior Sergeant Dave Snare said.

"Anyone who may have seen (Garg) or been in the park from about 9.30 to 10 pm on that night, we are asking to come forward even if you think your information may be minor."

"Someone in the community knows who has committed this horrendous crime," Senior Sergeant Snare said.

Nearly 100 cases of attacks on Indians, mostly students, were reported in Australia in 2009. Garg was the first victim of such attacks this year and also the first reported fatality.

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