Indian Man arrested in Delhi over Australia Beach Murder

An Indian man has been arrested in Delhi over the murder of a young woman who was found dead on an Australian beach in 2018.

The body of 24-year-old Toyah Cordingley was discovered in October 2018 after a “frenzied and brutal and sadistic” attack.

Earlier in November 2022, the Queensland government issued a A$1 million (£563,000) reward for information.

Rajwinder Singh was identified as a suspect and he was arrested in Delhi on November 25.

He is expected to face an extradition court hearing and will then be brought to Australia to face criminal proceedings.

Queensland police commissioner Katarina Carroll said:

“It was never a question of if, but when this day would come.

“I am very confident we have a strong case to put before the courts.”

Singh, who was working as a nurse in Australia, fled the country hours after Toyah’s body was discovered, leaving behind his job, wife and their three children.

Toyah had gone to Wangetti Beach to walk her dog on October 21 but never returned home.

Her body was found by her father the next day, half buried in sand dunes.

Originally from Buttar Kalan, Punjab, Singh was living in Innisfail, about two hours from the crime scene.

Commissioner Carroll said she believed Singh had been avoiding arrest since he fled.