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Oz police rules out foul play in Indian's death

April 12, 2010 16:06 IST

The Australian police probing the death of an Indian national in Sydney does not suspect any foul play, but is awaiting the autopsy report on the body, which was found on a roadside.

The body of Dharmendra Singh, the young Indian hailing from Punjab was found in Sydney early on Sunday morning.

According to official sources, Singh who was having drinks with his friends on Saturday night left the venue, but was found dead near his friend's house.

Sources said the autopsy of the body would take place on Tuesday to determine the cause of his death.

Meanwhile, the police has denied any foul play into the incident and said they were investigating the case, the source said.

The police has confirmed that a body of an Indian national was found on South Street in Granville and that a report had been prepared and sent to the coroner.

A police spokesman said the death did not appear suspicious.

"From what can see there is no suspicious circumstances... there is nothing that is escalating this further," the spokesman said.

"The police have no concerns over the nature of the incident and we are ensuring all the medical protocols are done," he said.

The spokesman said he could not reveal the suspected cause of death, which was being investigated by senior police and forensic officers.

He said the investigation had followed strict protocol and a preliminary finding had been sent to the coroner.

Over 100 cases of attacks on Indians have been reported since the last year in Australia, mostly in Victoria with one death.

Twenty-one-year-old Indian-youth Nitin Garg was stabbed to death in Australia on January 3, in the first case of casualty in a series of vicious attacks on the community members.

Garg, who migrated from Punjab and had permanent residency in Australia, was stabbed in the abdomen in a park while on his way to work.
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