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Bangladeshi student held for stabbing man in Melbourne

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10 February, 2018 16:48 PM



Bangladeshi student held for stabbing man in Melbourne

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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.

Source: 9news.com.au 


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