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Brisbane stabbing: 'Ardent suitor' of Singaporean charged with her murder

Victim's grieving family recalls her friendship with Aussie stabbing suspect

Published on Mar 27, 2014 8:13 AM
 

She had been married before but the arranged match ended badly after a year and Ms Meenatchi Narayanan wanted no more of that.

Instead, she went back to school. She moved to Brisbane in Australia about two years ago for a master's and then an advanced master's degree in finance.

At her parents' suggestion, she struck up a friendship last November with an Indian national working in South Africa, who became "an ardent suitor", according to her father L. Narayanan.

Now, Senthil Kumar Arumugam, 31, has been charged with stabbing the 27-year-old Singaporean to death in a hotel room in Brisbane.

After her marriage fell apart, Ms Narayanan moved to Australia to further her studies. At her parents' suggestion, she met a prospective suitor, who has now been charged with her murder. -- PHOTO: FACEBOOK PAGE OF MEENATCHI NARAYANAN
 
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VICTIM AND THE SUITOR

She was good-looking, charming, and very kind to everyone. The boy had very strong feelings for her... She was completely focused on her studies.

Ms Narayanan's father L. Narayanan, referring to Senthil Kumar Arumugam, who has been charged with stabbing the 27-year-old Singaporean student to death in a hotel room in Brisbane