Teenager suspected to be behind Nitin Garg's murder in Melbourne

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Melbourne, Feb. 24 (ANI): In what could turn out to be a breakthrough in Nitin Garg's murder in Melbourne, a witness has revealed that he saw a teenager fighting at Cruickshank Park minutes before the Indian student was stabbed.

A regular customer at Hungry Jacks has told Victoria Police that the youth - aged 16 or 17 - was in the area where the restaurant's nightshift worker was involved in a struggle.

Within minutes, 21-year-old Garg had suffered stab wounds to his upper body while walking to the restaurant to start his shift, the Herald Sun reports.

Garg, who lived in Newport, was working at the Hungry Jack's to pay for his studies in Melbourne.

Police say the informant is credible and have asked him to get in touch again.

According to the mystery witness, a Hungry Jack's worker was seen fighting with at least one other person at 9.30 pm on January 2, about the time Garg suffered his fatal injuries.

He died later in the Royal Melbourne Hospital.

However, none of the Hungry Jack's staff had admitted that they'd been in a fight.

"There's no suggestion it was anyone else (other than Garg)," Det-Sgt Tim Day, of the homicide squad, said.

He added that Garg relayed helpful information to colleagues before succumbing to his injuries.

"He was able to (talk) briefly. It certainly assisted us," he said. (ANI)

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