Rashpal Gathwal, the grieving mother of Jasmeen kaur, the young murder victim, has broken her silence three months after her daughter’s death.
Jasmeen originally from Punjab in India, had been living with her aunt and uncle in Adelaide, South Australia, and working as an aged care worker as she studied to become a nurse.
Police allege Jasmeen was “taken by force” by a man after finishing her shift at Southern Cross Homes in North Plympton just before 10pm on March 5.
Jasmeen’s body was found buried in a shallow grave in the Flinders Ranges, 430km from Adelaide. Her ID and shoes were found stuffed in an outback bin.
After three months, Rashpal Gathwal who resides in India has felt strong enough to release a media statement and appeal to the public.
She told 7NEWS:
“I regret the day I said yes to sending my daughter to Australia. I didn’t know dropping her at the airport would be the last time I gave her a hug. I miss my daughter everyday.”
South Australia’s Major Crime Detectives are working on the theory that the 21-year-old was kidnapped from her workplace and driven five hours to her gravesite.
21-year-old Tarikjot Singh, an Indian student, has been charged with her murder.
Tarikjot denies being involved in her death.
Jasmeen’s family has made a fresh plea for witnesses to come forward.
In March, Jasmeen’s family visited the shallow grave where she was buried.
They planted native plants, laid teddies and flowers and prayed.
Her aunt Ramandeep Kharoud told 7NEWS:
“Every detail matters, and it’s going to be helpful to resolve this case.”
Her family now want to be a voice for other victims of violence.
Jasmeen’s aunt Gurjit Bhardwaj told 7NEWS:
“Girls and woman are not safe, we’re not safe out there. We have a right to be out on the street no matter what time it is. Be safe, keep your loved ones close.”
Detectives are still hunting for crucial pieces of evidence – Jasmeen’s cream handbag that still remains missing.