In connection with killing of an Indian, whose partially burnt body was found dumped by the side of a road in the New South Wales Riverina in December, a couple has been arrested by Australian police, said media reports.
Reports said citing police that a 23-year-old man and his 20-year-old wife, who are yet to be identified, were captured at two addresses in Sans Souci in Sydney’s south just after 11 am on Thursday.
On December 29, victim Ranjodh Singh’s body was found beside Wilga Road, Willbriggie, near Griffith. He was last seen on the streets of Griffith three nights before his body was found, reports said.
Singh, 25, had of late shifted to Wagga but was staying in Griffith to pick pumpkins and was living in a shared house with other farm workers from India, said reports.
According to media reports, Singh is understood to have joined a group of friends for pizza at Eagle Boys on the last night he was seen.
One of his friends had been around town longer than Singh – who arrived in Australia a little more than a year ago – and had set himself up as a contractor. He befriended Singh and employed him. The group finished their pizza and went to a party at nearby flat, said reports.
Reports said that they drank grappa and celebrated the birthday of one of the men, but there was tension in the air and some time before midnight a fight broke out, though it is not known who was involved.
Police have yet not revealed the cause of his death.
(Based on internet reports)