Melbourne: Australian police have announced a reward of $1 million to anyone providing information to help nab an Indian medical assistant who fled to India after allegedly killing a 24-year-old Australian woman on a beach in Queensland in 2018. Queensland Police said in a press release that Toya Cordingley was walking her dog on Wangeti Beach, 40 km from Cairns, on October 21, 2018, when she was killed. According to the report, Rajwinder Singh (38), a nurse working in Enisfel, is the prime suspect in the case. He left the country two days after Cordingly was murdered, leaving behind his wife and three children. Singh is originally from Buttar Kalan in Punjab.
Queensland Police are now offering one million Australian dollars to the citizen who helped him find Singh. This is the biggest bounty offered by Queensland Police to date. Agency official Sonia Smith said that this would be a unique reward.
Anyone with information regarding the case or the whereabouts of Rajwinder Singh is urged to contact Queensland Police through the online portal (https://t.co/dWGfIYaKbX). In addition, anyone in Australia with information can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. pic.twitter.com/vd3e1W1SM7
— Queensland Police (@QldPolice) November 2, 2022
Smith told Australian 7news.com that Singh’s last location has been seen in India. He told that a police team has been formed in Cairns who know Hindi and Punjabi languages. These officers can understand any language from India giving information through Singh’s WhatsApp. At the same time, Police Minister Mark Ryan has told the media that we know that people know this person, they know where this person is and we are asking those people to do the right thing.
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At the same time, Deputy Commissioner Tracy Linford said in a statement, “This man is accused of a very heinous crime; A crime that has broken a family. This is the first time an initial bounty of 1 million Australian dollars has been offered in Queensland.
Tags: australia, India, Punjab
FIRST PUBLISHED : November 04, 2022, 05:00 IST