Rajwinder Singh charged with homicide of Toyah Cordingley
By Fraser Barton and workers reporters in Brisbane
FOUR years on from the killing of Queensland girl Toyah Cordingley, a person has been charged together with her homicide simply hours after his return to Cairns.
Rajwinder Singh touched down in far-north Queensland aboard a privately chartered jet on Thursday after spending his first night time in Australia behind bars in Melbourne following his extradition from India.
Ms Cordingley’s physique was discovered by her father partially buried within the white sand of Wangetti Seaside in October 2018.
Police confirmed in an announcement on Thursday night that Singh had been charged with one depend of homicide and is predicted to look within the Cairns Magistrates Courtroom on Friday.
Insp Sonia Smith mentioned on Thursday that the killing of Ms Cordingley had a major influence on the Cairns group and her household and pals had been nonetheless coping with the loss.
“Now that the matter is earlier than the court docket, I’d ask that the group not speculate and permit the justice course of to be undertaken.”
Singh is unlikely to have the ability to make any instant bail software as a result of seriousness of the homicide cost.
Toyah’s father Troy Cordingley mentioned in an announcement learn by Insp Smith that he would proceed to remain as sturdy as he might “till we attain some type of justice for my stunning woman, for Toyah”.
The 24-year-old’s mom Vanessa Gardiner thanked police and the group in an announcement, which was additionally learn by the inspector.
“We thank the group for his or her ongoing love and assist all through these troublesome instances. Now we wait patiently for the justice our stunning daughter Toyah deserves,” Ms Gardiner wrote.
Mr Singh flew to India not lengthy after Ms Cordingley ‘s stays had been discovered, and he was extradited from Victoria to Queensland sooner or later after he arrived in Australia on a flight from New Delhi.
The 38-year-old former nurse appeared calm as he stepped off the airplane in handcuffs on the Queensland authorities airbase in Cairns on Thursday afternoon.
Flanked by 4 suited detectives, Mr Singh wore gray tracksuit pants, a black tracksuit prime and a navy Sikh turban as he was led throughout the tarmac in 32C warmth.
He was ushered into the again of a police four-wheel drive and brought to Cairns police station.
Insp Smith mentioned she was “relieved” that Queensland police relationships with their federal and worldwide counterparts had resulted within the extradition.
“We put belief within the Australian Federal Police, belief within the particular person AFP officers that had been on the bottom in New Delhi – they definitely didn’t disappoint us.
“We, clearly confronted many challenges throughout the four-year investigation, and we’re very grateful to be at this level in the present day.”
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Ian Meikle, editor