City Buzz

Memorial Plaque in the honor of slain Indian techie in Australia

Memorial Plaque in the honor of slain Indian techie in Australia pardesi news 1459247752

A memorial plaque honouring a 41-year-old Indian IT consultant, who was stabbed repeatedly to death in Australia, earlier this year, was unveiled during an emotional memorial service in Melbourne.

The memorial was unveiled at Parramatta Park, the unfortunate location where Late Ms. Prabha Arun Kumar, Indian IT consultant working in Australia was repeatedly stabbed to death on March 7, 2015. The pathway where she took her final steps before being stabbed to death has been re-named as the Prabha's Walk.

Several family members including Prabha's, 11 year old daughter, husband and parents from India and friends gathered in the park on the day after what would have been her 42nd birthday. They took a walk on the same path she walked on the night she was killed.

Ms. Kumar was on the phone with her husband Mr. G Arun Kumar, who lives in Bengaluru, India, when she was attacked. She had told her husband that a suspicious-looking man was following her, before she started pleading with her attacker not to harm her. 

"I think I've been stabbed," she told her husband as she collapsed. Police later released CCTV footage of the incident. No arrest has been made till date in connection with the murder.

"What I'm going through no-one should go through. I want justice," her husband Mr. Arun Kumar said during the service, adding that his wife was a "very caring, loving wife. It was very hard. I don't want this to happen. I'm helpless now, I can't do anything". Mr Arun Kumar also appealed for information into the murder which still remains unsolved. “I hope they (NSW Police) will find the murderer and I am trusting them," he said.

The New South Wales (NSW) Police helped the family make the trip to Australia to attend the memorial service. The service was led by a prayer and flowers were laid on the bench unveiled in Prabha's memory.

Prabha's brother, Mr. Shanker Shetty said that his family is overwhelmed with the support they received in this country and he pleaded that if somebody out there knows something about the incident will hopefully come forward. "No mother or father should go through what they have been through in having to bury their own daughter," her brother said.  Importantly, over eight months after her murder, the NSW police are yet to make any headway. 

About the author

Patrick Callahan

Pardesi News Reporter

Pardesi News Reporter

Leave a Comment

Select your Current City