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A seriously injured mother of two ran to a neighbor for help after her husband allegedly attacked her and their daughter with a knife.
Prabhal Sharma, 40, reportedly turned up at his wife Poonam’s home on Kellaway Crescent in Mill Park, northeast of Melbourne, on Thursday night armed with a knife.
The taxi driver allegedly stabbed the 39-year-old dental nurse and her 6-year-old daughter Vanessa, while her 10-year-old daughter Angela miraculously escaped the scene without physical injury.
Emergency services were called to the house at around 7:50 p.m., after Ms Sharma ran to a neighbor’s house for help, leaving a bloody footprint on the front door.
Police believe Mr. Sharma followed her as she tried to run to safety.
The mother of two children tragically died at the scene, while Vanessa was taken to hospital in critical condition.
The little girl died Friday morning.
A family friend told the Herald Sun that the 40-year-old man, known to police, was suffering from mental health issues.
“Things started to go awry recently,” they said.
Neighbor Abdul Husseini was in a park when his wife
Neighbor Abdul Husseini was in a park when his wife told him about the horrific scene outside their home, as the mother of two screamed as she tried to help her youngest daughter.
“They cried and asked for help, there was no one on the street. The woman came out covered in blood,’ she told the publication.
Another neighbor, Christine, said that she ran away when she heard a scream and claims that she saw Mr. Sharma “with the knife in his hand” in the front yard.
Detective Inspector Dean Thomas said Sharma self-injured when approached by police.
He was taken to hospital in critical condition and is under police guard until he is stable enough for questioning.
At a press conference on Friday morning, Inspector Homas said: “It is believed that the 39-year-old victim ran from her house to the neighbor’s house for help, and the offender chased after her.”
He also confirmed that emergency services were called to the address around 12:50 p.m. Thursday, seven hours before he allegedly stabbed his wife and daughter.
“We believe that a person at the address was tested at that time and emergency services were authorized,” he said.
Asked if detectives would question the surviving girl, Inspector Thomas said police would approach her with caution.
“It’s very difficult, she’s going through an absolutely terrible traumatic incident,” he said.
“She’s been through a terrible incident, so we want to make sure she’s as good as you are.”
“She is currently under the care of Health and Human Services and has been talking to police overnight.”
Kellaway Crescent was shut down with police vehicles blocking both ends of the street as a shocked neighbor described the scenes as a “circus.”
“There were quite a few people around and they say they heard gunshots,” another passerby told the Herald Sun.
‘I saw people on an ambulance stretcher.’
Inspector Thomas urged anyone with information to contact the police immediately.
Prabhal Sharma Quick and Facts
- Prabhal Sharma allegedly stabbed wife Poonam and daughter Vanessa to death
- Mother-of-two, 39, frantically dashed to her neighbour’s house for help
- Her ten-year-old daughter Angela managed to escape the situation unharmed
- Mr Sharma self-harmed when police arrived and is in a critical condition