New Delhi: Rajwinder Singh, accused of murdering an Australian woman in Queensland, Australia, has been arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police. The accused had committed the crime in October 2018. The Australian police had placed a reward of $ 1 million (about Rs 531 lakh) on the head of the accused.
According to the information, the accused has been arrested with the help of intelligence inputs in a joint operation conducted with CBI, Interpol and a special cell. The accused had fled to India two days after allegedly killing a 24-year-old woman on a beach in Queensland.
Delhi police special cell has arrested Rajwinder Singh, accused of killing an Australian woman in Queensland in 2018.
The Queensland police had offered AUD 1 million, the largest ever offered by the department in exchange of information about the accused. https://t.co/gcWi5b1YLj
— ANI (@ANI) November 25, 2022
According to media reports, on October 21, 2018, Australian woman Toyah Cordingly was walking her dog on Wangeti Beach in Queensland when she was murdered. The prime suspect in the case, Rajwinder Singh, had fled Australia two days after the incident, leaving behind his job, wife and three children.
The reward was announced three weeks ago
Three weeks ago the Queensland Police announced a reward of 1 million Australian dollars for any information about Rajwinder Singh. This is the biggest reward ever announced by the Queensland Police for a criminal.
It is being told that the accused Rajwinder Singh is associated with the medical field. Rajwinder lived in Innisfail Town, where she worked as a nursing assistant. He is originally from Buttar Kalan in Punjab. The Australian government had requested India to extradite Rajwinder Singh in March 2021. The request was approved in November this year.