Cops hope new security camera footage could finally unearth the killer
Melbourne : Australian police said they may expand their probe to India in search of clues on the brutal murder of a 41-year-old Indian woman in Sydney as they released a new video of a person they want to question in connection with the killing of the IT professional in March.
Prabha Arun Kumar was on the phone with her husband in India as she walked home from work, when she was stabbed repeatedly in the neck while walking through a public park, just 300 metres from her home, on March 7.
After she was found lying injured, she was moved to hospital, where she died the same night. Australian police released a new CCTV footage hoping to find the killer. Sydney police is now looking to speak to the person who was seen in the footage walking nearby through Parramatta Golf Course near Jubilee Lane on the night of Prabha Arun Kumar’s murder, Sky news reported. “The person in the footage is the one person we have not been able to identify so far, after months of exhaustive inquiry,” Acting Inspector Ritchie Sim said.
Sim said officers recently discovered the footage as they again canvassed the area around where the killing took place.
The investigations in one of the high-profile case is expected to be widened to India with detectives from Strike Force Marcoala, formed by State Crime Command’s Homicide Squad to investigate Kumar’s death, due to travel to her hometown in Mangalore, the report said. “Considering the nature of the investigation and because it is Prabha’s hometown, it is an obvious line of inquiry. It’s important we don’t speculate but we need to exhaust every line of inquiry,” Sim said.
Police had earlier released the CCTV footage of Prabha walking from the Parramatta train station just before she was fatally stabbed and had appealed to people for information to crack the baffling case.