Indian origin woman, Nethra Krishna Murthi sustained serious injuries at the Bourke Street car rampage tragedy. This was her first week at work after returning from maternity leave, Nethra’s injuries include lacerations to her head, a punctured lung, damage to liver and kidneys, as well as broken ribs and factures to her spine in three different places. She is in a stable but critical condition.
Ms Krishnamurthy was a technologist at IT company Mexia in Bourke Street, between Elizabeth and Queen streets. Her colleagues said she had been working from home for most of her maternity leave and had come back to the office for two days a week. Two strangers – office workers – performed first aid on Ms Krishnamurthy until police and paramedics arrived.
The Victorian Government has set up a fund for the families affected by the incident. It pledged an initial $100,000 and said anyone who wanted to make a donation can do so. If you have any general enquires regarding the fund, you can call 1800 226 226.
Five people were killed, including 10-year-old Thalia Hakin, 22-year-old Jess Mudie and 33-year-old Matthew Si.
With no family support in Melbourne, the family has roped in help of friends and colleagues to take care of their infant daughter while her husband Mohan Kumar cares for his wife in hospital.
A family friend Tanvir Chowdhury has now started a crowdfunding page for Nethra’s treatment.
The community has already donated $12,000 for Nethra and her daughter’s care.
To donate Money for Nethra’s care please click the link below.