Abhijeet and Robin Gartan wanted in connection with fatal stabbing at Melbourne house party

One brother holding a student visa and the other on a bridging visa, concerns about their potential flight risk have heightened, especially as their family is believed to reside in India.

In the aftermath of a tragic incident at a house party in Melbourne’s southeastern suburb of Ormond, Victoria Police are intensifying their search for two brothers allegedly involved in a fatal stabbing.

The altercation, which erupted in the early hours of Sunday morning, resulted in the death of a 30-year-old man and left another, aged 22, critically injured.

Emergency services swiftly descended upon North Rd at Ormond following distress calls around 1 am on Sunday. Upon arrival, they discovered the lifeless body of one victim and attended to the other victim’s critical injuries.

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The focus of the investigation has now shifted to locating Abhijeet Abhijeet, 26, and Robin Gartan, 27, both of Indian descent and described as having a solid build with black hair. Victoria Police have released their identities to the public, urging anyone with information on their whereabouts to come forward.

Image: Police are searching for two brothers Abhijeet Abhijeet, 26, and Robin Gartan, 27, in relation to a fatal stabbing. Picture: Victoria Police

According to Detective Inspector Dean Thomas from the Homicide Squad, the altercation transpired during a gathering where alcohol was being consumed. He characterized the incident as a “violent crime,” expressing concern over the use of knives.

Inspector Thomas cautioned against direct contact with the suspects, emphasizing the importance of immediate communication with law enforcement if sighted. The brothers, believed to be residents of the North Rd address, were reportedly involved in prior altercations throughout the night, culminating in the fatal stabbing.

Image: The brothers are believed to be travelling in a stolen car. Picture: Victoria Police

The suspects fled the scene in a stolen 2014 white Toyota Camry sedan with registration 1ZO 2QW, last spotted in the Ormond area shortly after the attack.

It is reported that one brother holds a student visa and the other is on a bridging visa. With this concerns about their potential flight risk have heightened, especially as their family is believed to reside in India.

While the exact motive behind the dispute remains under investigation, police have disclosed that the victims were acquainted with the suspects. Efforts to establish a clearer understanding of the events leading up to the altercation are ongoing.

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Authorities have released images of the wanted brothers and the vehicle they are believed to be traveling in, urging the public’s cooperation in apprehending them. Anyone with pertinent information regarding the current whereabouts of Abhijeet and Robin Gartan is urged to contact law enforcement immediately.

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