Tragic: MTech Student from Karnal Stabbed to Death in Melbourne in Apparent Student Rivalry

Melbourne, Australia – A tragic incident unfolded in Melbourne on Sunday, where a 22-year-old MTech student, Navjeet Sandhu from Karnal, was fatally stabbed. He had traveled to Australia on a study visa in November 2022.

Authorities have connected the murder to student rivalry, with two brothers from Haryana implicated in the crime. Both suspects are currently on the run. Following the devastating news, Navjeet’s uncle in Karnal shared his distress, recounting the heart-wrenching moment he received the call informing him of his nephew’s untimely death.

According to Navjeet’s father, Jitender Sandhu, a farmer, the fatal confrontation stemmed from a dispute involving one of the suspects, Sharvan Kumar, and his roommates. In a tragic turn of events, Sharvan sought refuge in Navjeet’s flat after an altercation with his housemates. When asked to remove his belongings from the shared living space, Sharvan requested Navjeet’s assistance. Unfortunately, upon arrival at the scene, Sharvan’s roommates attacked him with knives, inadvertently injuring Navjeet, who suffered fatal stab wounds.

Jitender Sandhu has made a heartfelt plea to the government to facilitate the repatriation of his son’s remains to India, where grieving loved ones await closure and justice for Navjeet’s senseless death.

The community in Karnal mourns the loss of a promising young student, highlighting the importance of safety measures and support for international students pursuing their education abroad. As investigations into the tragic incident continue, authorities are working tirelessly to apprehend the fugitive suspects and bring them to justice for the heinous crime committed.