Indian student Nitin Garg was 'chased twice before' death in Melbourne

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Melbourne, Oct 21(ANI): Indian accountancy graduate Nitin Garg, who was killed in Melbourne earlier this year, was threatened and chased on at least two other occasions before his death, a court has been told.

Twenty-one-year-old Garg was stabbed to death as he walked to work in Yarraville in January.

The prosecutor said that one of Garg's workmates had told police about an incident last year in which the student was threatened and pursued by a stranger, the Age reports.

He said that the stranger had gone to the restaurant in April or May 2009 looking for Garg.

Meanwhile, a 16-year-old boy, who has been arrested for Garg's murder, appeared in a Children's Court on Thursday, and was charged with one count of murder.

Homicide Squad detectives had arrested the 16-year-old boy from Yarraville in June.

A 15-year-old boy has also been arrested and produced at a Children's Court for Garg's murder.

Garg was walking through Cruickshank Park, in Melbourne's west, to his place of work at a Yarraville Hungry Jack's outlet soon after 9.30 p.m. on January 2, when he was stabbed.

He staggered to the fast food outlet, at the corner of Somerville and Geelong roads, and died a short time later.

He was not robbed and his belongings were left scattered in the park where he was murdered.

His murder had triggered angry protests in India over the safety of students in Australia. (ANI)

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