Man who stabbed Indian-born cabbie in Melbourne is 'HIV positive'

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Melbourne, Apr.30 : A man accused of stabbing a Melbourne taxi driver is HIV positive and has no recollection of the incident, a court has heard.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Parish Charles, 45, appeared in Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Wednesday and was charged with two counts of intentionally causing serious injury, recklessly causing injury, assault and car theft.

The victim, who has been identified as 23-year-old Jalvinder Singh, is in a serious but stable condition in the Royal Melbourne Hospital after being stabbed and left for dead in Clifton Hill early on Tuesday.

The driver, an Indian student, was put in an induced coma after suffering serious blood loss.

Charles appeared in court wearing blue surgical gloves and was flanked by two guards.

His lawyer Rob Melasecca told the court Charles had HIV, mental and other health issues and did not know why he was in court.

He said his client should possibly be removed from the Melbourne Custody Centre to St Vincent's Hospital for treatment.

Charles has been remanded in custody and is to reappear in court on July 23.

ANI

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