Murder Suicide – Indian family in Deer Park
Collision with Truck at Hopkins Road , Truganina, Caroline Springs
The Indian man believed to have committed suicide by swerving his car into the path of a truck at 4am on Hopkins Rd, Truganina, near Caroline Springs. on 14th December 2014 is identified as Sunil Beniwal.
Three hours later police found his estranged wife Shikha Godara Beniwal dead in a house in Corey Close, Deer Park, north of Melbourne. Their three year old son is now been taken care of by the Department of Human Services.
Shikha has taken an intervention order against Sunil in 2012, which has expired four days ago. There was a history of domestic violence which has led to the intervention order. The victim did not live in the house where she was found murdered.
There were two other tenants, James Negri and his girlfriend, living in the house but the police do not think any foul play involved and consider it as a murder suicide at this stage. The tenants had heard some noises coming from the room, but did not expect something of this scale going inside.
Shikha Beniwal was working as a physiotherapist in Melbourne.