The Delhi Police detained an Indian nurse on Friday, November 25, 2022, who was suspected of killing an Australian woman in Queensland in 2018.
Toyah Cordingley, 24, was allegedly killed by Rajwinder Singh, 38, at a beach before he fled to India. Cordingley, the pharmacy employee, was killed while walking her dog on Wangetti Beach in Queensland. Two days later, Singh left Australia, taking his three children, wife, and job with him.
On October 21, 2018, a missing person’s report was made for Cordingley. The following morning, her body was discovered at Wangetti Beach, which is close to Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
The Queensland Police had made its largest-ever reward offer one million Australian dollars for information that resulted in Singh’s arrest.
The Australian government, in March 2021, had requested India to extradite Singh. The request was approved in November this year.
Singh lived in Innisfail Town where he worked as a nursing assistant but is originally from Buttar Kalan, Punjab. According to NDTV.
Cordingley’s mother Vanessa Gardiner describes her daughter as “beautiful, spiritual”.
“Her life was taken way too early. I see her friends and stuff getting married with kids and that now and think of everything she has missed out on in her life,” Gardiner was quoted as saying a few months ago.
“She was just about to start her first full-time job on Monday, which never happened,” she added.