43-year-old Nelomie Perera, a mother-of-three, was allegedly stabbed to death in her home in Melbourne’s south-east by 45-year-old Dinush Kurera from whom she had recently separated.
Emergency services were called to an address in Wodalla Circuit about 11.40pm on Saturday, 3 December after reports of an assault.
In the CCTV footage, the daughter can be seen rushing to the neighbour’s house to seek help.
She can be heard knocking on the neighbours’ door and pleading for assistance.
Nelomie’s daughter said to the neighbour:
“Please, please, please. I’m pretty sure she’s dead.”
A neighbour can be heard yelling out:
“We’re coming, we’re coming, we’re coming.”
However, it was too late, as her mother had been allegedly murdered by Dinush.
Victoria Police arrested Dinush at the scene and charged him with one count of murder.
Dinush is also alleged to have attacked their 14-year-old son who managed to escape with a non-life-threatening head injury and was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Dinush will now appear in court at a later date.
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