Freedomroo – Man who allegedly murdered Jasmeen Kaur

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The identity of the man police allege murdered Jasmeen Kaur, whose body was found buried in a shallow grave in outback South Australia last month, can now be revealed after a 30-day court-ordered suppression lifted.

Tarikjot Singh, 21, of Kurralta Park, was charged with the 21-year-old woman’s murder after her body was found buried at Moralana Creek, about 40km north of Hawker, on March 7.

The young nursing student was last seen leaving her work at Southern Cross Homes at Plympton North about 10pm on March 5.

She was reported missing the next day.

Singh was initially charged with failing to report a death to the coroner before it was upgraded to murder.

The accused first appeared in the Port Augusta Magistrates Court via video link on March 9 where Magistrate Gregory Fisher ordered the defendant’s name and image be suppressed for 30 days.

That order expired on Thursday.

It was also revealed in that hearing that Singh was in Australia on a student visa and had spent time in a mental health short stay unit this year.

Ms Kaur‘s family and friends held a memorial in mid-March at the site where she was buried to remember her.

They laid flowers, teddy bears and candles at the grave before prayers were made in Punjabi.

The group planted native plants and trees near where Ms Kaur was buried as a reminder of her legacy.

A wooden tribute was also attached to a nearby tree.

Ms Kaur’s uncle Sam Bhardwaj told reporters the family held the memorial where her body was found “to show the love.”

Her cousin Ramanpreet Kaur remembered “Jasoo”, which was Jasmeen’s nickname, as the ”most polite, kind-hearted and helpful girl”.

“We are feeling very strange as we never thought in the rarest of dreams this could happen to our Jasoo … (and) she would say goodbye to this world in such a tragic way,” she said.

“I’m missing the conversations and the family times we had together.”

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