Nepali woman kills her husband in Australia

Published On: November 24, 2019 04:14 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: A Nepali woman based in Australia has been charged with murder after she allegedly fatally stabbed her husband in western Sydney, local media reported on Sunday.

The deceased has been identified as Santosh Gautam. 

Police were called to a home on Blaxcell Street, Granville, last night, where they found 34-year-old Santosh with serious injuries, Australia-based news website reported.

According to the report, the young man breathed his last in Westmead Hospital.

Numa Gautam, 34, has been accused of killing her husband.

It is reported that Numa stabbed her husband a single time in the shoulder, nicking an artery which caused him to bleed to death.

She was taken to Westmead Hospital under police guard for treatment for minor injuries.

She was later discharged and taken to the Granville police station, where she was charged with murder (domestic violence).

She did not apply for bail in court today, according to the reports.

Hours before the incident Mr Gautum was seen returning home to his wife and eight-year-old daughter from his job at a nearby tyre shop.

Friends of the family say the couple had been stressed in recent months about their visa situation and whether or not they'd be able to stay in Australia, the report further said.

The local Nepali community has vowed to take care of the couple's daughter.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Nepali Embassy in Australia Durapada Sapkota told Republica Online that the embassy is aware of the incident.

"People from the Nepali community have informed us about this incident. However, the local police has yet to provide us details. We are waiting for that," she said. 


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