Melbourne, Oct 22(ANI): An Australian teenager has pleaded guilty to being an accessory to the murder of Indian accountancy graduate Nitin Garg, who was killed in Melbourne earlier this year.
Twenty-one-year-old Garg was stabbed to death as he walked to work in Yarraville in January.
A 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared in a Children's Court today. he boy was charged with committing a robbery by stealing Garg's mobile phone, and making a false statement to police in which he denied that his friend had killed the student.
He will appear in court again next month.
The 16-year-old's friend, also a 16-year-old boy, has been charged with murdering Garg by stabbing him.
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)