Delhi District Court has ordered that 38-year-old Rajwinder Singh should be extradited from India to Australia to stand trial.
Rajwinder Singh is accused of allegedly murdering Queensland woman Toyah Cordingley.
Rajwinder Singh has been wanted since 2018 when 24-year-old Toyah was found dead on Wangetti Beach north of Cairns.
Queensland Police offered a $1 million reward for information on the case which led to his subsequent arrest in India.
Rajwinder Singh told Delhi court that he wishes to return to Australia to face trial.
“I want to go back. It is the [Indian] judicial system that has been holding things up. I did not kill the woman.”
The public prosecutor Ajay Digpaul told the court that Cordingley’s killing was a “heinous offence” and Rajwinder Singh’s decision to go back and face trial was “the best possible outcome”.
Rajwinder Singh, who is an Australian citizen, has a wife and three children in Australia.