A Bangladeshi female student, who landed in Melbourne just 10 days ago, has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a sleeping man.
Momena Shoma travelled to Melbourne on student visa on February 1 and was renting a room at the victim's Callistemon Rise home while studying.
She was enrolled in a course at La Trobe University, police said.
Roger Singaravelu, a dedicated nurse, was allegedly stabbed by Momena at his home in Mill Park, north-east of Melbourne’s CBD on Friday.
His five-year-old daughter, who was with him at the time, was not injured. The reason behind the attack could not be known.
Roger Singaravelu, a dedicated nurse, was injured while sleeping at his Mill Park home. (Facebook)
The 56-year-old was taken to the Royal Melbourne Hospital, where he underwent surgery today for non-life-threatening injuries.
The state's Joint Counter Terrorism Team has charged the accused Bangladeshi student with engaging in a terrorist act, under the Commonwealth Crimes Act Section 101.1.
The 24-year-old did not apply for bail when she faced Melbourne Magistrates Court for a brief hearing today.