Indian dentist murdered in Sydney, ex-boyfriend dies in subsequent road accident

Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames

Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames

Police confirmed they grilled Dr Reddy's former boyfriend Harshwardhan Narde about her whereabouts before he deliberately smashed his auto into a truck. We still don't know where she went before she was seen alone at 2.15am on Sunday, " a police investigator said. "Detectives from Oxley Police Area Command are investigating the circumstances surrounding the collision, which is believed to be a deliberate act", a South Wales police statement said.

Reddy's body which was stabbed numerous times was found in a vehicle parked in Strachan Lane in Kingsford on Tuesday, days after she went missing from Sydney's busiest area under mysterious circumstances.

Her family and friends also opened a Facebook page seeking help to trace her. Two days after she went missing, her body was found stuffed in a suitcase with multiple stabs on her body.

Preethi Reddy, aged 32, attended a dental convention at St Leonards at the weekend, and last spoke with her family about 11am on Sunday (3 March 2019), saying she planned to head home after having a late breakfast in Sydney.

Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames
Suicide by truck The 49-year-old driver of a semi-trailer managed to crawl free from the vehicle before it burst into flames

Dr Reddy was last seen alive on CCTV at a George St McDonald's and then inside the foyer of the Swissotel after 2am on Sunday.

The body of Dr Narde's ex-girlfriend Preethi Reddy, who had been missing since Sunday, was found stuffed in a suitcase in a parked auto on Strachan St in Kingsford at 9:30pm last night.

In a media conference on Wednesday, an NSW Police spokesman confirmed that police had spoken to the ex-boyfriend, who has also been identified as a dentist, as part of the missing person investigation before he was killed on Monday.

In a statement released on behalf of Dr Reddy's family, her sister, Nithya, said: "Words can not capture the pain we are feeling with the passing of my lovely big sister".


"The ABC understands Dr Narde was the key suspect in Dr Reddy's murder", the report said.

"The freakish thing I noticed that night was that he took down his Facebook shortly after the conference".

"Prior to this unthinkable event, she had been the happiest I'd ever seen her - she he was living her best life".

Narde had graduated from university in Bangalore in 2009 and was worked at Oasis Smiles Dental in Tamworth.


"We send out deepest sympathy and out love to his family in India. We will miss him beyond words". She was working as dental surgeon at Glenbrook Dental Surgery, a hospital about 70 km from Sydney.

Reddy's work colleagues said they were "terrified" and had been unable to sleep since her disappearance.


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