Brisbane (Australia), Aug.18 (ANI): Prosecutors in Brisbane have accused Max Sica of using a pitchfork resembling "Shiva's Trishul" to murder Indian Australian women Neelma Singh and her siblings Kunal and Sidhi in their Brisbane home in 2003.
The Brisbane Times quoted the lawyers as saying in a magistrate's court that the pitchfork was kept in a prayer room at the Singh's Brisbane home.
Vijay Singh, the father of the slain children, said he kept the pitchfork inside his house because it was often featured in depictions of the Hindu God Shiva, whom he and wife Shirley worshipped.
Under questioning, Singh agreed he had felt "let down" a number of times by Neelma.
Singh said he was "very hurt" when Neelma lied to him about being in Dubai working for Emirates airlines when she had secretly been living with one-time boyfriend Sica, 39, on Bribie Island for six weeks in 2002.
Mr Singh did not approve of the relationship between Neelma and Sica, the court has been told.
The Singh murders have been described as one of the most complex investigations in Queensland.
Last year Sica, a Stafford father of two, was charged with the killings.
Earlier this year he was refused Queensland Supreme Court bail and remains behind bars.
The hearing continues. (ANI)