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Krishna says murder of Indian student in Australia unfortunate

delhi Updated: Mar 14, 2011 14:44 IST
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Terming the rape and murder of an Indian student in Australia as "unfortunate", External Affairs Minister S M Krishna today said the government was closely monitoring the investigations in the case.

Krishna said the Government has sought a report about the case from Indian embassy officials in Australia.

"This is a very very unfortunate incident, which has been reported. And I have asked...we are getting a report from our ambassador. We are closely following it up...monitoring it..and we will see that justice is done," Krishna told reporters outside Parliament.

He said the Government has learnt that a person has been taken into the custody by Australian authorities in connection with the case.

24-year-old Indian student Tosha Thakkar was found raped and murdered after her body was found stuffed inside a suitcase near a canal in Sydney last week.

The suitcase containing the woman's body in a water canal near Meadowbank Park body was found by construction workers who alerted police.

Police has arrested 19-year-old Daniel Stani-Reginald in connection with the murder and the accused was questioned by detectives and charged with murder and aggravated sexual assault.