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Punjab’s Rajwinder Singh, who had Rs 5.3 crore reward on his head for killing Australian woman, arrested in Delhi : The Tribune India

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Kulwinder Sandu

Moga, November 25th

Australian police tweeted Friday that a Punjabi-speaking suspect accused of murdering 24-year-old Toya Cordingley on a Queensland beach in 2018 has been arrested.

Queensland Police have said Rajwindar Singh has been arrested in Delhi and may soon face an extradition court hearing. He appeared in a Delhi court on Friday and was sentenced to five days of judicial detention. After appearing in court, Singh was sent to prison until 30 November.

On 3 November, Australian police announced a record $1 million (Rs 5.31 crore) reward for information leading to suspected Rajwinder Singh, 38, who worked as a nurse in Innisfail. did. He reportedly fled to India after killing Toyah Cordingley.

Police released images of him on October 23, 2018, leaving his wife and three children behind while boarding a flight to India. His brother had previously admitted that Rajwinder landed at Amritsar airport and was in emotional distress over work-related issues. Since then, little has been known about him.

He moved to Queensland with his family over 20 years ago. He may have used a fake address to obtain his passport and visa.

Rajwinder worked as a geriatric nurse for several years. He married and had three children, all of whom lived in the town of Innisfail. His father Amar Singh and his brother-in-law Harpreet Singh also live there. The whole family moved to Australia.

The family of Rajwinder Singh, who lived in Innisfail, reported he left town on October 21, 2018, the date of Toyah’s murder.

Earlier in the day, he had visited Cairns before frantically buying a plane ticket back. He flew to Sydney that night (October 21, 2018) and spent a few hours there with his sister before catching a flight to Amritsar.

He left behind his wife, children (one of whom was a newborn at the time), and other family members while fleeing Australia. He reportedly had no contact with them for the past four years. Also, he never used any debit or credit cards.

Rajwinder Singh wasn’t the only suspect named. Queensland Police previously said they had “multiple people of interest” they were actively investigating and had not narrowed down to any specific individual.

Since Rajwinder’s whereabouts were found near the murder scene, police had sufficient circumstantial and documentary evidence to charge him as the prime suspect. 10,00,000 Australian dollars (Rs 5.31 crore) for those who cooperated in his arrest.

The Indian government approved the formal extradition of Rajwindar Singh months ago.

Moga’s local police and intelligence services had previously conducted door-to-door investigations of residents of Buttar Karan village, but no precedent for Rajwinder was found in the village. Gulneet Singh Khurana, his SSP in Moga, said he actually belongs to Buttar Kalan village in Amritsar district.

Queensland Police Commissioner Catalina Carroll said the day was “long-awaited” and the federal attorney general said the extradition of Singh was “a top priority” for the government.

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