A 25-year-old Indian student has been killed in Australia after he met a teenage girl through a dating website. The student, identified as Maulin Rathod, was found critically injured at the girl’s residence on Monday. He died on Tuesday night at a local hospital.
Emergency services were called to the scene after Rathod was found with life-threatening injuries, according to media reports. He had visited the 19-year-old girl’s house in Sunbury suburb in west Melbourne on Monday.
The girl lived alone and has been arrested on charges of intentionally causing serious injury. The charges will be reviewed and will be upgraded to manslaughter or murder, the reports said.
The girl faced the Melbourne Magistrates Court last night and was remanded in custody to appear again.
Rathod was the only child and had moved to Australia four years ago for studying, said his friend Lovepreet Singh.
“His parents are in shock,” Rathod’s friend said.
“He was a very nice person, had a jolly nature and was a cricket lover. I loved to hang around with him. He had a very humble personality and tried really hard with his studies," he added.