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Indian student killed in Australia hours after dinner date, teen arrested

Maulin Rathod, an accounting student, died on Tuesday night at a local hospital, after he was found critically injured at the girl’s house on Monday night.

india Updated: Jul 26, 2018 08:36 IST
HT Correspondent
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Indian student found dead after dinner date in Melbourne.(AFP)

A 25-year-old Indian student in Melbourne, Australia, was killed hours after he had a dinner date with a woman he met through a dating site.

Maulin Rathod, an accounting student was reportedly found critically injured at the woman’s house on Monday night and taken to a hospital in Melbourne, where he died last night.

Rathod had visited a 19-year-old woman’s house in Sunbury suburb in west Melbourne about 9 pm (local time) on Monday. It is, however, not confirmed as to who called the police but media reports say that when police reached the spot, they found Rathod with life-threatening injuries.

The teenager, who lived alone, has been arrested and charged with intentionally causing serious injury. The reports said her charges will be reviewed following his death and could be upgraded to murder.

The girl faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court last night and was remanded in custody to appear again.

Rathod had moved to Australia four years ago for studying. “His parents are in shock,” said his friend Lovepreet Singh, adding that Rathod was their only child.

“He was a very nice person, had a jolly nature and was a cricket lover. I loved to hang around him. He had a very humble personality and tried really hard with his studies,” he said.

First Published: Jul 25, 2018 19:06 IST