Indian woman killed in Australia: Roommate had warned MindTree techie about threat

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Bengaluru, March 9: Two days after her murder, Australia Police on Monday, March 9 claimed that there was nothing to suggest that attack on Prabha Arun Kumar was racially motivated. However, the investigating cops are yet to identify the culprit(s).

41-year-old Prabha, a techie working with MindTree, has been stabbed to death in Sydney on Saturday, March 7. During investigation, Prabha's roommate -- Sarada revealed that she had warned Prabha of not coming alone on the road where she has been killed.


Sarada was quoted as saying that she used to warn Prabha of not to walk through the park after dark. Sarada also said, "She worked late regularly so felt bad to ask for a lift. I told her that it is not a safe way to come through because there are people that stop and ask you for money, like $2."

"She is very close to her husband and her daughter. She talks to them every day, as soon as she finishes work, she calls her husband and keeps talking," added Sarada while speaking to media. [Indian woman stabbing case: Aus police release CCTV footage]

Australian police released the CCTV footage in which Prabha was seen walking from a train station just before she was fatally stabbed. The cops appealed to people for information to crack the baffling case.

The New South Wales police launched a probe following the stabbing Prabha who was on the phone with her husband in India, when the "horrific" attack happened on Saturday in Westmead, a suburb of Sydney.

Prabha's husband, who lives in Bengaluru with their 9-year-old daughter, reached Australia to formally identify her body.

"She was talking with her husband Arun Kumar in India when she said 'he stabbed me, darling' before the line went dead," a media report said.

Detective Superintendent Willing said her husband was now telling detectives about the conversation Prabha was having with him before she was killed.

"We have some detail in terms of their conversation," he said adding that, "He's understandably extremely distressed."

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