Police are investigating whether the murder of 41-year old Prabha Arun Kumar in Parramatta Park may be linked to a series of sex attacks in the area.
It was meant to be the simplest thing in the world – a mother walking home from work after finishing her shift at an IT company on Saturday night.
The air was balmy, it was around 9.30pm and she was relaxed, chatting on the phone to her husband in India when he heard her life end.
41-year old Prabha Arun Kumar was fatally stabbed to death on Saturday night in Sydney’s Parramatta Park.
Her husband who witnessed the tragic murder from the other end of his phone flew in to Sydney yesterday from India to identify her body.
The Daily Telegraph has reported that he heard her screaming and saying she had just been stabbed.
Prabha Arun Kumar is the mother of a 9-year old girl – and had been living in Sydney for three years. She was due to return to India to reunite with her family in April.
Her brother-in-law, Thrijesh Jayachandra told local newspaper The Hindu that Ms Kumar’s husband heard his wife pleading with her attacker not to harm her before she died.
“She was walking while talking to Arun over the phone when she said that a suspicious-looking man was following her,”
“The next moment, he heard her scream for help and then plead with the man not to harm her and take all her belongings if he wanted. Seconds later he heard her scream and say she was stabbed.
“The call was cut abruptly.”
A nearby resident Arvand Amirian found Ms Kumar. He told Nine News that she had blood all over her.
“There was blood covering her face, her neck, her chest – her chest wasn’t even moving so that’s when I assumed she was gone,” he said