Toyah Cordingley: Man arrested in India over Australia beach murder

A man has been arrested in India over the murder of a young woman found dead on a tropical northern Australian beach four years ago.

The body of Toyah Cordingley, 24, was discovered in October 2018 after what has been called a “frenzied and brutal and sadistic” attack.

Earlier this month the Queensland government put up a A$1m (£563,000; $676,487) reward for information.

It led to the arrest of Rajwinder Singh – the man accused of killing Toyah.

Queensland police said he was arrested in Delhi by Indian officers on Friday and was expected to face an extradition court hearing soon.

He will then be brought to Australia to face criminal proceedings.

“It was never a question of if, but when this day would come,” Queensland police commissioner Katarina Carroll said. “I am very confident we have a strong case to put before the courts.”

Mr Singh, who was working as a nurse, left behind his job, wife and their three children when he fled Australia hours after Toyah’s body was discovered. He…

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