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Oz cops seek public help in solving Indian's murder in NSW

world Updated: Jan 24, 2010 12:37 IST

Australian police have appealed to public to help it solve the murder of 25-year old Indian youth Ranjodh Singh even as it said arrangements are being made to send his body, which was found in a partially-burnt state in New South Wales last month, to his native place.

Police are particularly interested in hearing from anyone with information about activity in and around a car wash in Yambil Street, Griffith, in early hours of December 29 when Singh's body was found after unidentified assailants killed him by slashing his throat and stabbing him multiple times before setting him ablaze.

The body of Singh, who hailed from Punjab, has been released by the coroner and arrangements are being made to return it to India, police said.

"We're appealing for anyone who may have attended the car wash, or who may have witnessed any persons using the car wash facilities during the early hours of Tuesday, 29 December, 2009, to come forward," police officer Paul Smith was quoted by AAP as saying.

Investigators are also keen to hear from anyone who travelled on the Country Link bus between Griffith and Wagga Wagga on that morning, he said.

Smith also asked for help to identify a distinctive red 1996 Ford Falcon that was seen in Griffith and Wagga Wagga areas around the time of Singh's death, the report said.