08/03/2015 9:14 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Indian IT Consultant Stabbed To Death In Australia

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Canberra - An Indian IT consultant, Prabha Arun, was stabbed to death while she was walking home from work in the Australian city of Sydney on Saturday, police said on Sunday.

Prabha Arun in her 40s, was attacked at Amos Street in the western part of the city around 9.30 p.m. on Saturday. Police found Arun "seriously wounded" and took her to the Westmead Hospital where she later died, The Sydney Morning Herald reported, adding that a local man, Arvand Amirian, called the police after finding Arun in a pool of blood.

"During the course of her journey she was attacked by a person or unknown persons and she consequently suffered a life-threatening injury," Superintendent of Police Wayne Cox told the reporters.

"There was a large amount of blood so she obviously suffered a significant wound. It's a horrific attack without any stretch of the imagination and certainly my heartfelt condolences go out to the family at this point of time," he added.

Police said that Arun, who worked at a technology firm MindTree, was attacked with a sharp weapon, but they were yet to find whether the attack was random or a targeted one.

A media report said that Arun had been on the phone to her husband, who lives in India with their 10-year-old daughter, when she was attacked.