Queensland, Australia, March 18 (CINEWS): Cairns, the largest city in Queensland, Australia was horrified this week when 43-year-old Balwinder Ghuman was reported to have stabbed his wife and mother-in-law to death. He also stabbed his father-n-law and 17-year-old daughter who remain in hospital.
Balwinder Ghuman killed them following an argument at their home on Monday. Police confirmed that the accused had consumed alcohol at the time of committing this crime.
Balwinder allegedly stabbed his wife, Manjinder and also his father-in-law, Sarwan Singh Ghuman, 72, when he came to save his daughter. He then chased his mother-in-law, Sukhwinder Ghuman, 66 outside their home and allegedly stabbed her in front of horrified neighbours, according to local media reports.
When Police arrived, they saw Balwinder ‘quite agitated’ and standing bare-chested, soaked in blood, outside on the street.
Detective Superintendent Ray Rohweder said it was believed a heated argument over her husband’s heavy drinking allegedly led to the deaths of Mrs Ghuman and her mother, and the knife attack on other victims.
He remained in the watch house.
There was no plea or application for bail and Ghuman was excused from appearing. He has been remanded in custody.
The case has been adjourned until April 13 to allow prosecutors to continue compiling their brief of evidence.
The double murder has brought into the spotlight the issue of domestic violence.