Young man who allegedly murdered a nursing student (21) and buried her in a shallow grave before escorting police to site is first identified
- 21-year-old student Jasmeen Kaur was found buried in Moralana Creek, north of Hawker
- Tarikjot Singh, 21, from Kurralta Park, was charged with murder on March 7
- His identity was covered by a 30-day warrant of repression, which has now ended
- Mrs. Kaur was last seen alive while working in a nursing home on Friday
The man who allegedly murdered a young nursing student before burying her in a shallow grave can now be identified after a court order for repression has ended.
Tarikjot Singh, 21, was charged with the murder of Jasmeen Kaur, 21, after she was found buried on March 7 in Moralana Creek, north of Hawker, in central South Australia.
Ms. Kaur, a caregiver and student, was last seen alive while working in a nursing home in Adelaide on March 5, before being reported missing the next day.
Tarikjot Singh (pictured), 21, was charged with the murder of nurse Jasmeen Kaur, 21, in March
Ms. Kaur, a caregiver and student, was last seen alive while working in a nursing home in Adelaide on March 5, before being reported missing the next day
Singh, of Kurralta Park, was initially charged with failing to inform police of a reportable death.
He is said to have led the police to her grave before his charge was subsequently upgraded to murder, News.com.au reports.
Singh was then taken into custody after a brief appearance in Port Augusta Magistrates Court on March 9, where it was ordered that his name and image be suppressed for 30 days. The order was canceled on Thursday.
The court heard that Singh was in Australia on a student visa and had spent time in a short-term mental health facility.
In mid-March, a memorial service was held for Mrs. Kaur at the site of her burial, with friends and family laying flowers, teddy bears, and candles and attaching tribute to a nearby tree.
The dozens of mourners went on to recite prayers in Punjabi, with her uncle Sam Bhardwaj saying they had gathered at the grave to “ show love. ”
Mrs. Kaur’s cousin, Ramanpreet Kaur, remembered Jasmeen, affectionately called ‘Jasoo’ by loved ones, as the ‘most polite, kindhearted and helpful girl’.
“ We feel very strange because in the rarest of dreams we never thought this could happen to our Jasoo … (and) she would say goodbye to this world in such a tragic way, ” she told reporters.
“I miss the conversations and family times we had together.”
Mrs. Kaur was said goodbye at a funeral service in Findon on April 1. Her body has reportedly been returned to India to rest with her mother and twin siblings.
Singh has been taken into custody to appear in court again on December 15.
She was found buried in Moralana Creek, north of Hawker, in central northern South Australia, on March 7.