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Partially burnt body of Indian migrant found in Australia

india Updated: Jan 05, 2010 12:52 IST
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A partially-burnt body found in Australia's New South Wales province last week is believed to be of a 25-year old Indian national, police said on Tuesday, in what might be the second fatality in a slew of vicious attacks on Indians.

The body found on a roadside near Griffith last week is yet to be formally identified but police believe it is that of an Indian man, an ABC report said.

Australian officers are in touch with the man's family in India and the Indian Consulate to help with identification.

Detectives from State Crime Command will today help local officers in a search of the Willbriggie area where the body was found as part of the investigation into his death.

Nitin Garg, a 21-year old Indian was stabbed to death in Melbourne on Saturday night, becoming the first casualty in a series of attacks on members of the community here.

A union organiser at Griffith said he has heard of serious assaults in Willbriggie.

Harry Goring from Australian Workers Union said he was aware of unpaid labourers taking matters into their own hands.

Police, however, did not say if they were investigating claims that the man owed money to harvest labourers.

"Over last 12 months there's been two assaults around that area, people endeavouring to retrieve money for labour,"

Goring said, adding: "I'm not saying for a moment that it's this with this man, but there have been a number of fracas in relation to Indian people pursuing certain individuals".

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