Melbourne, Jan 6: Australian police has reportedly confirmed that the partially burnt body found last week is that of an Indian national, identified as Ranjodh Singh.
25-year-old Singh was living at Wagga Wagga and was visiting Griffith at the time of his death, say media reports.
The body was found on Tuesday, Dec 29, beside Wilga Road in southern New South Wales.
Griffith police Inspector Paul Smith, who announced the confirmation of the victim's identity on Wednesday, Jan 6, described Singh's death as 'horrific'.
Repeating an appeal for public information, the inspector said, "We are reaching out to all members of the Griffith community to come forward, including members of the local Indian community who might hold crucial information that could be the key to solving Mr Singh's death."
Reports that the burnt body found last week was suspected to be that of an Indian hit the media on Tuesday, Jan 5.
This came just two days after the murder of 21-year-old Nitin Garg surfaced.
In the wake of these fatal attacks, Indian government issued a travel advisory to its students urging them to practice additional security precautions.