Thursday, April 21, 2011

Aussie teen pleads guilty to killing an Indian student



The teenage killer of Indian student Nitin Garg pleaded guilty on Wednesday before the Supreme Court.
The unidentified 16-year-old Australian boy pleaded guilty to one count of murder and one count of attempted armed robbery in the murder of Garg, in a report by The Times of India.
The crime strained the relations between the two Commonwealth states, made headlines all over the world and triggered fear among Indian student migrants in the Land Down Under.
Garg, 21, who migrated from Punjab, India was stabbed to death in the abdominal region by his attackers in Cruickshank Park in Melbourne while going to his work place in January 2010.
Recording devices were planted on the accused murderer's accomplice and home.
In one recorded conversation, the killer's mother told him, "I knew you did it. Did you do it?"
The son replied, "Yeah."
Mother: "Yeah, I knew you did it."
Son: "I come back and I just saw him walking there. Had the biggest knife [with] me, a big silver one and I saw him."
Mother: "Yeah, and you don't mention about having any knives at all if they ask you."
Son: "Definitely not."
The accused teen is in the custody of the authorities. He is scheduled to appear before the Supreme Court of Victoria for a pre-sentence hearing in June.
Details of this story here.
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