Sushma Swaraj calls Australian counterpart over Indian techie stabbing case

Prabha was on the phone with her husband in Bangalore when she was attacked, probably by someone who wanted to rob her.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: March 10, 2015 11:12:58 am
Sushma Swaraj. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Three days after an Indian techie was stabbed to death in Sydney, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called her Australian counterpart Julie Bishop on Tuesday. According to the Ministry of External Affairs, the Australian Minister assured her of full cooperation in the case.

The 39-year-old Indian software consultant from Mangalore, Prabha Arun Kumar was stabbed to death by an unknown assailant as she walked to her home on Saturday evening.

Australia on Monday assured India that the perpetrators of the fatal knife attack on an Indian woman IT professional in a Sydney suburb will be brought to justice, and said that a special detective squad has been assigned to probe the “brutal and cowardly” assault.

Official Spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs, India posted on micro-blogging site Twitter:

Prabha, the mother of a nine-year-old girl, was on the phone with her husband in Bangalore when she was attacked, probably by someone who wanted to rob her. He heard her scream on the phone, and she told him she had been stabbed before the line went dead, a member of the couple’s family said.

Prabha was stabbed in Parramatta Park in the Sydney suburb of Westmead in an attack local police described as “horrific”, PTI reported. Prabha, a senior technical analyst with the Bangalore-headquartered IT consultancy firm Mindtree, was barely 300 m from her home when she was attacked.

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