Homage paid to Indian woman techie murdered in Australia

Mourners paid their last respects to Karnataka-based IT professional Prabha Arun Kumar, stabbed to death in Australia, as her body was brought home on Sunday.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 15, 2015, 18:36 PM IST

Bengaluru/Mangaluru: Mourners paid their last respects to Karnataka-based IT professional Prabha Arun Kumar, stabbed to death in Australia, as her body was brought home on Sunday.

The body of 41-year-old Prabha arrived in Bengaluru last night by a Singapore Airlines flight and was later brought to Mangaluru by another flight and to Amtoor, her native, by road.

Prabha, sent to Australia on a three-year deputation by MindTree company, was stabbed to death by an unidentified assailant while walking towards her home in Sydney at around 9.30 pm on March 7. She was talking with her husband over phone when the fatal attack took place.

Karnataka Home Minister K J George, Union Ministers and BJP leaders H N Ananthkumar and D V Sadananda Gowda were among those who paid their tributes to Prabha when her body was kept at her relative's house in Bengaluru this morning.

"This is a very unfortunate incident. Our External Affairs Ministry has already taken up this issue with the Australian government. We are confident they will take all the cautionary measures," George said.

Prabha was the daughter of progressive farmer Mahabala Shetty and Sarojini, residents of Amtoor. She had her initial education from Mangaluru and Sullia. She married Arun Kumar 12 years ago and their daughter Meghana stays with her father in Bengaluru.

She was scheduled to return home in April this year.