High-flying finance consultant Bhavita Patel, 33, who worked as a director at the global audit and economic provider Deloitte’s assurance and advisory practice in Melbourne, died in hospital her family decided to turn off her life support following the fatal accident on January 20th, 2017. Ms. Patel was earlier identified as the latest victim of Dimitrious “Jimmy” Gargasoulas, 26, who was charged with five counts of murder. She had been at Royal Melbourne hospital since after she was critically injured when she was struck walking near her Bourke Street office. A police spokesman said charges will be amended to include the murder of Ms Patel.
'My parents and I are broken. But we all appreciate the love we're getting from people”, says Ms Patel's brother, Mitesh. Among the others to have died are 10-year-old Thalia Hakin, who was out walking with her mother and eight-year-old sister Maggie when all three were hit by the car. Mitesh Patel said the family was distraught with grief. “I have no idea what to say about what happened except that I miss her and love her so much and can’t believe that I won’t see her any more,” he said.
She obtained a Bachelor of Commerce in accounting and finance from the Australian National University in Canberra in 2004, and went on to hold various positions in the field, including as a procurement adviser for the Australian Department of Finance and as a senior financial accountant for the Victorian Department of Transport.