Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Elderly Indian businessman stabbed to death in Melbourne

A week ago, the body of 61 year-old Kewal Dhillon (pictured right) was found underneath a freeway footbridge, dead from stab wounds to the upper body and possibly from falling off the bridge as well. Dhillon, a successful real estate agent, had gotten up early Saturday morning for a walk and not returned. There are no suspects at the moment and police are appealing for help from the public; it's not clear whether it was related to a mugging, a targeted attack by someone he knew or an act of random violence. The suburb where it took place, Balwyn, is upper middle-class and recently was reported as having among the best state schools in Victoria; it is no one's idea of a rough neighbourhood.

The furore about violence in Australia against persons of Indian origin seems to have settled down since last year. But has the violence itself settled down? It's hard to say. This latest fatal incident may well have nothing to with that phenomenon; we'll see as things unfold.

1 comment:

  1. Has anybody been arrested with his murder? He was such a lovely and funny man.