The body of a 24-year-old Indian-origin student, who was murdered after being sexually assaulted, was found stuffed in a suitcase in a park in Sydney, a media report said Monday.
Police said the 'predator' had waited until her housemate was away to sexually assault and kill her.
Tosha Thakkar's body was found Friday morning in a canal behind the Meadowbank Park in northwestern Sydney. It had been stuffed into a large, black, cloth suitcase, The Age reported.
Ninteen-year-old Daniel Stani-Reginald has been charged with raping and murdering Thakkar last week.
The case was mentioned briefly in the Burwood Local Court Monday.
Stani-Reginald, an Australian of Sri Lankan descent, is alleged to have murdered Thakker last Wednesday. He was arrested Friday night and charged over Thakkar's murder.
About 20 friends and family members of Thakkar, who had been living in Australia to study accounting, turned up at the court, the newspaper said.
'We are very upset, of course, and are just waiting to get justice ASAP. She was very nice, the type that got along with everybody and she didn't deserve this, such a painful death,' The Age quoted a friend as saying outside the court.
Detective Chief Inspector Pamela Young said Thakkar was a respectful young woman and did not deserve this at all.
Young said Thakkar's parents had not yet made plans to come to Australia and police hoped to return her body to India for a proper Hindu funeral service.(IANS)
Comments - 40
Matalan Monday, 14 March 2011 12:05 PM
Hey Lalindra - So what? Does girl being from India justify the sick crime?
ahamed Monday, 14 March 2011 11:59 AM
wherever or to whom its happend its completely unacceptable...dont try to justify with some other incidents, wrong is wrong if its happend to Sri Lankan or to Indian...deepest sympathy to this girl's family, imagine if this happened to someone in ur family? will u say like this?
Top Sri Lankan Monday, 14 March 2011 12:08 PM
Mad dog, there are hooker joints in every corner in australia, he could have easily satisfied his sexual frustration there..19 yrs old, hmmm send him to the jail , the guys there will take care of him nicely.
Asif Monday, 14 March 2011 12:28 PM
He is a Sri Lankan Tamil who migrated to Australia at age 4 in 1996. It is not important for me but important for the Australian visa regulators.
Alien Monday, 14 March 2011 12:34 PM
He s an Australian, why say Australian with Sri Lankan decent? Looks like Australian police want to distribute the blame.
Bernard Pereira Monday, 14 March 2011 12:30 PM
Commentaries should humane, otherwise don't comment. This can happen to anyone in this crooked world. Deep of sympathies to the parents. This sorrow cannot be consoled.
Humenbeen Monday, 14 March 2011 01:44 PM
Who ever the countries given home to the Sri Lankan crooks now they knew what is happaning dont give them a shelter.
Bandaraa Monday, 14 March 2011 01:46 PM
This is what happens when Tamil terrorist from Srilanka are accommodated and given refugee status in Foreign Countries
Ezhavan Tuesday, 15 March 2011 04:45 AM
Nimal, even your mind will say who is culture really this as what happened in NE
shane Tuesday, 15 March 2011 04:52 AM
the police will take the action
Abeyratne Monday, 14 March 2011 04:40 PM
A Sri Lankan involved in causing international embarrassment yet again. Another miracle of Asia.
SHAMIL Tuesday, 15 March 2011 05:25 AM
behead him in public for all to see and learn
Osanda Monday, 14 March 2011 05:47 PM
shameful act...Capital punishment Please
mike Tuesday, 15 March 2011 05:43 AM
he is a Aussi citizen NOT srilankan. also a LTTE tamil refugee. yes Srilanka wl be a miracle without such people & idiots like u.
Osanda Monday, 14 March 2011 05:53 PM
So what.Aren't she a human being
anush Tuesday, 15 March 2011 05:42 AM
OMG!!! More than the incident the comments here shock me... such inhumanity around us :(
Faqi Monday, 14 March 2011 07:49 PM
People jump to conclusions without even knowing all the facts of this case.
marusira Tuesday, 15 March 2011 06:15 AM
he should be given a punishment in public, so the next person c this will not attempt it...
demon Tuesday, 15 March 2011 06:28 AM
xlntgson Tuesday, 15 March 2011 11:39 AM
Origins apart, talk about humanity where it went?
Anakonda Monday, 14 March 2011 09:58 AM
ok if so our sri lankan girls are raped by indian both in GCC countries and Asian countries? who will take action for this?
Anemagekata Monday, 14 March 2011 10:10 AM
Sri Lankan ROX again
w.g.l Monday, 14 March 2011 10:18 AM
every where sinful nature is there,that's why tsunami and all this thins
Thariq Monday, 14 March 2011 10:10 AM
her fb account says she celebrated her bday on 4th march, how cruel the guy could be, RIP TOSHA!!!!
roshan raz Monday, 14 March 2011 10:35 AM
spreading sri lankan culture internationally.
ravscham Monday, 14 March 2011 10:28 AM
Ausi wala Lankaawe kello nedda ban..Shame even for SL girls...!
Gongalegodabanda Monday, 14 March 2011 10:48 AM
Miracle of Asia!
George Monday, 14 March 2011 10:46 AM
hang the fellow
Chamalka Monday, 14 March 2011 11:00 AM
Poor girl :- ( .
the undertaker Monday, 14 March 2011 11:07 AM
CASE IN A SUITE CASE- THE KILLER SHOULD BE RESTED IN PIECES IN JAIL FOREVER
kumara Wednesday, 16 March 2011 07:21 AM
O! In Australia. I thought in Sri Lanka. I was suprised thet Sri Lanka has the law.
Lalindra Monday, 14 March 2011 11:16 AM
Hay all..... This student girl is from India and NOT from Sri Lanka!@!!
shanthi Monday, 14 March 2011 11:18 AM
you are right , who ever it is should get the similar pains and aches.
DireStraits Tuesday, 15 March 2011 03:10 AM
What a foolish comment! Please dont type the first thing that crops up into your pathetic mind just because it's FREE to type a comment here.
knight Rider Monday, 14 March 2011 11:37 AM
even the Australian and srilankan tribal community are much more civilized than the kids that enter into college these days.
Karol Monday, 14 March 2011 11:39 AM
why don't you do something about it
Silva Monday, 14 March 2011 11:51 AM
Australian not Sri lankan,, Miracle Australia
Nimal Monday, 14 March 2011 11:52 AM
He is a mentally ill one.
Nimal Monday, 14 March 2011 11:53 AM
Tamil refugee culture?
NILAN Monday, 14 March 2011 11:55 AM
Hey Lalindra ,
Do you think that the people who read DM cannot understand english or what ? This article starts by saying 24 yr old INDIAN origin girl , so what's confusing ???? The mad killer is of Sri Lankan origin .
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