Daniel Stani-Reginald charged over suitcase body


UPDATE: 15/03/11

Reginald chose not to appear in the dock yesterday as Ms Thakkar’s grieving friends crowded Burwood Local Court. No wonder, he is probably shit scared for his life, and so he should be the bloody coward

Mr Stani-Reginald, who is of Sri Lankan heritage, did not seek bail, and the case was adjourned to May 9.

According to police charge sheets tendered to the court, Mr Stani-Reginald raped and murdered Ms Thakkar between 10.35am and 1pm last Wednesday, at Croydon, in Sydney’s inner west.

Mr Stani-Reginald and Ms Thakkar lived in separate apartments above an empty and dilapidated shopfront on Edwin Street, Croydon, and The Australian understands this is where the murder took place

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What an awful way to die, great to see him arrested so quickly, the cops nabbed him as soon as he used a credit card to check into a motel. The man was a neighbour of the victim…

(An interesting fact relating to the accused murderer, is he was witness to his own father killing his mother with a clublock (steering wheel lock) in their home in September 2001. The father was sentenced to 16 years in 2003, and is eligible for parole in September 2012…) Link to the court document

FRIENDS and family of an Indian student whose body was found in a suitcase said they had no idea why she was killed as a neighbour faced court charged with her rape and murder.

Tosha Thakkar, sexually assaulted, murdered and stuffed into a suitcase

The body of Tosha Thakkar was stuffed into a suitcase which construction workers spotted in a canal near Meadowbank Park on Friday as they were doing maintenance on an oil pipeline.

Daniel Stani-Reginald, 19, who lived close to Ms Thakkar in Croydon, was arrested at an Ashfield motel on Saturday and appeared via video link in Parramatta Local Court yesterday.

He glanced at the Indian students who poured into the court in their dozens, filling the chairs and every centimetre of floor space, and then bowed his head for the duration of the hearing.

Charged with aggravated sexual assault and murder, he did not apply for bail and it was formally refused, with the matter adjourned to Burwood Local Court today.

Outside the court, the students held up a poster that read: ”We want justice for our Indian international friend Tosha Thakkar”. They said they had ”no idea” whether the attack was racially motivated.

Ms Thakkar was studying accounting at the Sydney College of Business and IT, which collaborates with Southern Cross University, and was a permanent resident of Australia.

Anish Popli, the husband of Ms Thakkar’s first cousin, said nobody had cause to attack her. ‘She wouldn’t hurt or harm anybody.”

She had been living in Australia for three or four years and did not fit the profile of a fresh-faced arrival vulnerable to attack. ”It’s not like she’s never been here – she knew her way around,” he said.

Southern Cross University extended its condolences to Ms Thakkar’s family, friends and colleagues, a spokeswoman said yesterday.

The university is providing counselling and support services to students and staff.

 

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    Three years jail for three-year-old Gurhsan Singh's killer Gursewak Dhillon



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    Left to die: Gurshan Singh Channa

    AN INDIAN taxi driver who put an unconscious toddler in the boot of his car, drove around for hours and then dumped his body was jailed for three years today.

    Justice Lex Lasry told Gursewak Dhillon, 25, he put his own welfare before that of three-year-old Gurshan Singh and the boy might have lived if he had taken him to hospital.

    The judge said Dhillon was concerned he would be blamed for injuring the child and he would be deported from Australia.

    “To have spent some hours with the child in your car and to have paid no regard to the welfare of the child as opposed to concern for yourself makes this a very serious offence,” Justice Lasry said.

    The judge said Dhillon told police that he opened the front door of the Lalor house he shared with Gurshan’s parents and accidentally struck the toddler.

    Dhillon said he panicked but Justice Lasry said he did not accept he thought Gurshan might be dead when he placed him in the boot and drove off.

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    Dhillon drove around for several hours and dumped the body at Oakland Junction and it was spotted by a passing truck driver later that same day.

    “The tragedy of this case is that but for your conduct the death of the child, was in all likelihood, avoidable,” he said.

    Dhillon pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to one count of manslaughter by criminal negligence, the offence being committed on March 4 last year.

    The judge set a maximum term of five years.

     

    Three years jail for three-year-old Gurhsan Singh’s killer Gursewak Dhillon



    Gurshan

     

    Gurshan Channa

    Left to die: Gurshan Singh Channa

    AN INDIAN taxi driver who put an unconscious toddler in the boot of his car, drove around for hours and then dumped his body was jailed for three years today.

    Justice Lex Lasry told Gursewak Dhillon, 25, he put his own welfare before that of three-year-old Gurshan Singh and the boy might have lived if he had taken him to hospital.

    The judge said Dhillon was concerned he would be blamed for injuring the child and he would be deported from Australia.

    “To have spent some hours with the child in your car and to have paid no regard to the welfare of the child as opposed to concern for yourself makes this a very serious offence,” Justice Lasry said.

    The judge said Dhillon told police that he opened the front door of the Lalor house he shared with Gurshan’s parents and accidentally struck the toddler.

    Dhillon said he panicked but Justice Lasry said he did not accept he thought Gurshan might be dead when he placed him in the boot and drove off.

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    Dhillon drove around for several hours and dumped the body at Oakland Junction and it was spotted by a passing truck driver later that same day.

    “The tragedy of this case is that but for your conduct the death of the child, was in all likelihood, avoidable,” he said.

    Dhillon pleaded guilty in the Supreme Court to one count of manslaughter by criminal negligence, the offence being committed on March 4 last year.

    The judge set a maximum term of five years.

     

    "Aussie" Hassene Fkiri stripped of silver-Gives the bird,What an embarrassment


    Update No.1- Congratulations to Ivan Popov, in taking gold for Australia, that is how you win. Pure excitement, shake hands with your opponent, grab the Aussie Flag and do a lap of honour. Well done…

    Update No.2- Well credit must go where credit is due, and this bloke Hassene has manned up, and faced the media, his opponent and others and fully apologised for his outburst, as well as accepted some team punishments for when he gets back home.Well done big fella


     

    hassene fkiri cracking the shits, refusing to shake the winners hand

     

    Is Australia that desperate for filling spots in international sport that we will throw anyone into the fire?

    This bloke, at 35/36 is a has been who for whatever reason I assume lives in Australia to “Represent his Country” and this is how he represents us? How much do we actually spend as taxpayers, on filling these spots with what seems “Whoever we can get”.

    I noticed this way back when we had the Sydney Olympics when we had naturalised Australians in all sorts of sports, like weight lifting, table tennis, pole vaulting, etc etc… Are we that desperate.Fair enough get the best coaches buts lets not go getting athletes from overseas if this is how we are going to be represented. It stinks of bad sportsmanship and total disregard for the opportunity this country has provided him.

    I feel ashamed…For a few reasons, one is at least there was not many spectators who saw it, which seems a huge problem in a country of many many millions. And secondly that this vision is going to go around the world and be labelled as Aussies are bad sports.

    This bloke was not an Aussie athlete, he was someone who could wrestle ( I assume) and would “Qualify” under the rules as an Aussie. One final thing for all you racist watchers out there…This is not about race but nurturing what we have not what we can find and slipstream through the red-tape so we have representation.

    Here is what the paper had to say about it…

    AUSTRALIAN wrestler Hassene Fkiri has been stripped of the silver medal he won in the 96kg Greco-Roman class at the Commonwealth Games.

    Tunisian-born Fkiri, 36, was disqualified for making a rude gesture to international wrestling officials after losing the gold medal bout to India’s Anil Kumar at the Indira Gandhi Complex in Delhi.

    One Indian newspaper reported that Fkiri was cautioned three times by the umpire for dangerous play.

    On the fourth occasion  he was disqualified and told to leave the mat.

    As he did so, he apparently raised his middle finger to the judges and refused to shake hands with Kumar.

    Australian coach Kuldi Bassi said: “I didn’t actually see anything myself but someone else told me he saw it.

    “(Fkiri) is a very nice person normally. He’s very good, win or lose.

    “He wasn’t unhappy at all (before the fight) – he was happy to be representing his country.

    “The Indian (Kumar) upset him a bit and was pulling his neck.

    “I told him that was what was going to happen and I think he just lost control. It’s very sad and it’s bad for the country.”

    Following Fkiri’s disqualification, South Africa’s Kakoma Hugues Bella-Lufu was upgraded from bronze to silver and Canada’s Eric Feunekes from fourth to bronze.

    Kumar’s victory completed a clean sweep of golds for India on the first day of wrestling.

     

    Kumar celebrates his win with a victory lap

     

    “Aussie” Hassene Fkiri stripped of silver-Gives the bird,What an embarrassment


    Update No.1- Congratulations to Ivan Popov, in taking gold for Australia, that is how you win. Pure excitement, shake hands with your opponent, grab the Aussie Flag and do a lap of honour. Well done…

    Update No.2- Well credit must go where credit is due, and this bloke Hassene has manned up, and faced the media, his opponent and others and fully apologised for his outburst, as well as accepted some team punishments for when he gets back home.Well done big fella


     

    hassene fkiri cracking the shits, refusing to shake the winners hand

     

    Is Australia that desperate for filling spots in international sport that we will throw anyone into the fire?

    This bloke, at 35/36 is a has been who for whatever reason I assume lives in Australia to “Represent his Country” and this is how he represents us? How much do we actually spend as taxpayers, on filling these spots with what seems “Whoever we can get”.

    I noticed this way back when we had the Sydney Olympics when we had naturalised Australians in all sorts of sports, like weight lifting, table tennis, pole vaulting, etc etc… Are we that desperate.Fair enough get the best coaches buts lets not go getting athletes from overseas if this is how we are going to be represented. It stinks of bad sportsmanship and total disregard for the opportunity this country has provided him.

    I feel ashamed…For a few reasons, one is at least there was not many spectators who saw it, which seems a huge problem in a country of many many millions. And secondly that this vision is going to go around the world and be labelled as Aussies are bad sports.

    This bloke was not an Aussie athlete, he was someone who could wrestle ( I assume) and would “Qualify” under the rules as an Aussie. One final thing for all you racist watchers out there…This is not about race but nurturing what we have not what we can find and slipstream through the red-tape so we have representation.

    Here is what the paper had to say about it…

    AUSTRALIAN wrestler Hassene Fkiri has been stripped of the silver medal he won in the 96kg Greco-Roman class at the Commonwealth Games.

    Tunisian-born Fkiri, 36, was disqualified for making a rude gesture to international wrestling officials after losing the gold medal bout to India’s Anil Kumar at the Indira Gandhi Complex in Delhi.

    One Indian newspaper reported that Fkiri was cautioned three times by the umpire for dangerous play.

    On the fourth occasion  he was disqualified and told to leave the mat.

    As he did so, he apparently raised his middle finger to the judges and refused to shake hands with Kumar.

    Australian coach Kuldi Bassi said: “I didn’t actually see anything myself but someone else told me he saw it.

    “(Fkiri) is a very nice person normally. He’s very good, win or lose.

    “He wasn’t unhappy at all (before the fight) – he was happy to be representing his country.

    “The Indian (Kumar) upset him a bit and was pulling his neck.

    “I told him that was what was going to happen and I think he just lost control. It’s very sad and it’s bad for the country.”

    Following Fkiri’s disqualification, South Africa’s Kakoma Hugues Bella-Lufu was upgraded from bronze to silver and Canada’s Eric Feunekes from fourth to bronze.

    Kumar’s victory completed a clean sweep of golds for India on the first day of wrestling.

     

    Kumar celebrates his win with a victory lap