//Indian origin man gets life for murdering flatmates

Indian origin man gets life for murdering flatmates

Indo-Asian News Service

Sydney, November 6, 2006

An Indian-origin student in Australia with brahmin ancestory has been sentenced to life imprisonment by the New South Wales (NSW) Supreme Court for bludgeoning his two flatmates to death with a baseball bat.

Ram Puneet Tiwary, 27, murdered Chow Lyang Tay and Poh Chuan Tan at the home they shared in Kingsford, Sydney.

The three men were studying engineering at the University of NSW and had come from Singapore, according to a Sydney Morning Herald newspaper report.

Tiwary, who owned one flatmate $5,000, beat both of them several times with the baseball bat and later stabbed them in the neck to make sure they were dead.