Person of interest in Toyah Cordingly death 'flew to Indian village'

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Relatives are pleading with a person of interest in the death of Toyah Cordingley to come home after he travelled to India.

The father of Rajwinder Singh has followed the former nurse from Innisfail to India, in a bid to bring his son back to Queensland.

Mr Singh’s family has described him as a “quiet soul” with a timid nature.

Rajwinder Singh, left, has been described as a ‘person of interest’ in the death of Toyah Cordingley, right. Source: 7News
Rajwinder Singh, left, has been described as a ‘person of interest’ in the death of Toyah Cordingley, right. Source: 7News

Brother-in-law Harpreet Singh said he couldn’t believe Rajwinder could be responsible.

“No-one believes he can do this, I don’t believe because he’s not a person like this,” he said.

Harpreet last saw his brother-in-law on October 22, the same day Toyah Cordingley was found dead on Wangetti Beach north of Cairns.

The same day, Rajwinder left the country, bound for India.

“His wife asked ‘where are you going?’ and he said ‘I’ll be back tomorrow’,” Harpreet said.

‘No-one believes he could do this,’ brother-in-law Harpreet Singh said. Source: 7News
‘No-one believes he could do this,’ brother-in-law Harpreet Singh said. Source: 7News

It’s understood he went to his hometown of Amritsar in the northwest Indian state of Punjab.

There are reports he is now living in Anupgarh, a remote village along the Indian/Pakistani border.

Rajwinder’s father has not been able to track him down.

Seven News has been told Rajwinder’s brother has travelled from overseas to North Queensland to support the missing man’s family.

It’s believed Rajwinder Singh could now be in Anupgarh, a remote village along the Indian/Pakistani border. Source: 7News
It’s believed Rajwinder Singh could now be in Anupgarh, a remote village along the Indian/Pakistani border. Source: 7News

He has provided a DNA sample to police, as has his father. It’s expected they will be matched against DNA samples found at the murder site.

Rajwinder, a 34-year-old Indian national, had been living with his wife and children in Innisfail and he had worked as a nurse at the local hospital.

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