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22-yr-old kills two fellow Indians in Oz
Dinesh Kumar writes from Melbourne

In a gruesome incident, a 22-year-old allegedly killed two fellow Indian students, both brothers, in Australia’s westernmost city of Perth on Friday morning, following a fight over money and living arrangements in an apartment they were sharing. The identity of all three has not been revealed.

The two brothers, aged 20 and 19, died after a dispute over money escalated at the apartment where they resided along with a fourth fellow student.

Police said the injured 20-year-old staggered to the nearby medical clinic seeking help at 4 am and alerted paramedics to another injured man. He was transferred from the clinic to the Royal Perth Hospital where he subsequently died.

The police found his 19-year-old brother on the roadway who probably was also heading for the clinic.

Police said that they had arrested and charged their 22-year-old housemate with two counts of murder and will be produced before a court on Saturday. Although both brothers seem to have been stabbed, police declined to reveal how the fatal injuries were inflicted.

“He will be questioned about the whole incident, what happened during the course of the evening, obviously what he's involved in and where he has been since the time the person was found dead on the street,” a police detective inspector was quoted as saying. Several residents reported hearing a man and a woman arguing before agonising screams of a man followed by silence.

This is the second such incident in recent months in which an Indian has been killed by his countrymen. In December, a farm labourer, Ranjodh Singh, was allegedly killed by three fellow Indians, all Punjabis, in Griffith.



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