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Five months after his murder in Oz, Indian's body cremated

india Updated: Mar 11, 2010 10:10 IST
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After months of waiting, the body of a 33-year-old Indian businessman which was found dumped near New South Wales border last October, has been cremated by his family in Australia at a memorial ceremony.

Pradeep Kumar went missing in September last year from Mildura and after NSW police launched a special strike force to probe into it, his body was found dumped in grass by the side of Old Euston Road, in Gol Gol, on the NSW border.

A brother and an uncle of Kumar, who hailed from Patiala in Punjab, had flown in to perform the last rites in Springvale where his body was cremated.

Kumar's uncle A Sharma told PTI that his nephew was a religious man and had no animosity with anyone.

Kumar's body was brought back to Melbourne with the help of Federation of Indian Association of Victoria president Vasan Srinivasan, Sharma said, adding that he came to know about Kumar's death through media reports on Internet.

No one contacted us in relation to the incident till then, he said.

Kumar was last seen on September 22 last year, when he failed to keep a business appointment at Mildura library. His body was found at Monak, 35 km south of Mildura near the New South Wales-Victoria border on October 6.