Sri Lankan student, 20, is killed in a fierce hit and runs outside of her Melbourne campus – when heartbroken friends say & she is now in a better place & # 39;
- A Sri Lankan student was struck by a car outside of Monash University on Thursday
- The driver fled, the car was later found dumped on a Clayton site
- Friends remembered her as & # 39; adventurous & # 39 ;, with a strong passion for travel
A young woman has had her life shortened in a wild hit outside of her college campus.
Sri Lankan student Nisala Perera, 20, was struck on Thursday evening by a cart meter from the gates of the Monash University campus in Clayton, Melbourne.
Detectives believe she was hit at 9.45 pm while crossing Wellington Road near Scenic Boulevard.
Sri Lankan student Nisala Perera (photo), 20, was struck on Thursday evening by a dark colored wagon meter from the gates of the campus of the Monash University in Clayton
She died on the spot.
The driver did not stop and researchers believe that the car was running at high speed before the crash.
The car was later dumped at 23:00 on a site in Clayton.
Friends in Sri Lanka were destroyed by the circumstances surrounding her death.
Mrs. Perara (photo) has been described as adventurous, with a passion for photography and travel
She described Mrs. Perara as adventurous, with a passion for photography and travel.
Friend Rashmika told the Herald Sun., & # 39; everyone is quite disturbed by what happened. & # 39;
& # 39; All her friends in (Sri) Lanka miss her so much. & # 39;
& # 39; She is in a better place now. & # 39;
An avid traveler, Mrs. Perara was planning a trip to Bali in December and often used two Instagram accounts to blog her trips.
Mourning friends have since visited the & # 39; s pages to express their condolences.
& # 39; Rest in Peace, Nangi, & # 39 ;, wrote friend Demintha Chathuraka Jayasinghe.
& # 39; Another life lost by a reckless driver. & # 39;
An avid traveler, Mrs. Perara (photo) was planning a trip to Bali in December and used two Instagram accounts to blog her travels
Monash University offered condolences to the family and encouraged students to seek help for sorrow.
According to the Herald Sun, the family would travel to Australia.
Researchers would like to speak to witnesses or anyone who has dashcam images.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au.
Anyone with information is requested to contact Crime Stoppers at 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au
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