Parramatta Murder – Killer still at large 5/5 (1)

Prabha Arun Kumar

Indian IT technician brutally stabbed in Parramatta will be remembered by the NSW Police in a special memorial ceremony on her birth anniversary.

“The Parramatta Park Trust and the Hills Holroyd Parramatta Community Migrant Resource Centre will dedicate the memorial in Parramatta Park at 3 pm on Sunday, November 22. Representatives of the New South Wales Police Force will be in attendance,” said Homicide Squad Commander Detective Superintendent, Mick Willing.

A memorial plaque will be presented to her family by the Community Migrant Centre, to mark the great loss to the community. The Parramatta Park Trust has also decided to rename the street where she was stabbed to Prabha Walk.

Prabha Arun Kumar was found brutally stabbed on a street in Parramatta Park at 9:30 pm, March 7. The entire episode was vividly implanted in her husband’s mind as he heard her scream and plead for help through the speakers on his phone 10,000 miles away in India. Mrs. Kumar could not survive the injuries and passed away at Westmead Hospital later that night.

The motive for the murder is yet unknown. Based on her husband’s account of their phone conversation, Prabha had pleaded the attacker to take all her belongings and spare her life, but to no avail. No suspect could be identified even from CCTV recordings from the vicinity. No convincing explanation has been found regarding the tragic event, as the family tries to understand what really happened on that fateful day.

“Why would anybody in this world like to hurt her?  I believe that there’s somebody out there who knows something about this, I hope somebody comes forward,” said Prabha’s brother, Shankar Shetty.

“As with any homicide investigation,” said detective superintendent Willing, “the team at Strike Force Marcoala will continue to investigate every possible avenue of inquiry and continue to work with the community and keep them informed.”

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