Ormond stabbing: International student Navjeet Singh Sandhu identified as young man killed in Melbourne fight

Elisia Seeber
The Nightly
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Navjeet Singh Sandhu, 22, was allegedly fatally stabbed after a fight broke out at a home in Ormond, in the city’s southeast on Saturday.
Navjeet Singh Sandhu, 22, was allegedly fatally stabbed after a fight broke out at a home in Ormond, in the city’s southeast on Saturday. Credit: GoFundMe

A young man allegedly killed while trying to break up a fight outside a suburban home in Melbourne has been identified as “a bright and aspiring” international student.

Navjeet Singh Sandhu, 22, was allegedly fatally stabbed after an argument broke out at a home in Ormond, in the city’s southeast on Saturday.

Emergency services were called to the house on North Road about 1am following reports of a dispute. Upon arrival, two men were found with stab wounds.

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Mr Sandhu died at the scene, while a 30-year-old was injured and taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

It’s believed the parties involved in the incident were known to each other.

Sandhu, was “a bright and aspiring young man from a humble farmer family in India”, according to a GoFundMe page said to be set up by the 22-year-old’s roommate and close family friend Gurmeet Singh and the Sandhu family.

“Navjeet came to Australia on a student visa with hopes of securing a better future for his family back home,” Singh wrote on GoFundMe.

“He was the sole son of his parents and a loving brother to two sisters.”

Singh wrote the 22-year-old’s Australian journey was “fuelled by the dreams of his entire family”, with his family selling their agricultural land to make his dreams possible, investing their hopes in his success and future contributions.

“However, this dream was shattered when Navjeet was taken from us too soon, leaving behind a devastated family without their main pillar of hope,” Sing added.

The family hopes to raise enough funds to repatriate Navjeet’s remains to India and provide some financial relief. So far more than $34,000, of a $60,000 goal, has been donated.

Abhijeet Abhijeet and Robin Gartan
Abhijeet Abhijeet and Robin Gartan are facing extradition from regional NSW to Victoria over a weekend homicide. Credit: AAP

Two brothers Abhijeet Abhijeet, 26, and Robin Gartan, 27, wanted over the alleged fatal stabbing were arrested in country NSW yesterday, after allegedly being on the run since the early hours of Sunday.

Victoria Police homicide detectives travelled to Goulburn where the brothers were arrested. The pair are expected to face court for an extradition hearing.

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