“Monika Chetty suffered a horrible death"
Six years after the suspicious death of Monica Chetty in Sydney’s south-west, the NSW (New South Wales) Government has announced a $500,000 (£275,000) reward for information.
Approximately 7:20 pm on Friday, January 3, 2014, police were called to Ferraro Crescent, West Hoxton, following reports of a woman needing assistance.
When they arrived, officers found a 39-year-old woman in nearby bushland, suffering extensive burns to her face and body.
She was taken to Liverpool Hospital before being transferred to Concord Hospital a few days later.
Despite undergoing medical treatment, the woman died in hospital on Friday, January 31, 2014. She was formally identified as Monika Chetty, a nurse of Indian and Fijian origin.
Detectives from Liverpool City Police Area Command are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death under Strike Force Lanlo.
A $500,000 reward has now been announced by the NSW Government for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for Monica Chetty’s death.
Minister for Police and Emergency Services, David Elliott, has stated that the $500,000 reward into Monica Chetty’s suspicious death was a significant announcement.
The government believes that the reward could hopefully assist investigators with information.
Mr Elliott explained: “It’s been more than six years since Monika Chetty’s suspicious death shocked the community and we all want to find out how such a crime could have happened.
“On behalf of the NSW Government, I hope this reward will help in some way to find those responsible so her family can get the much-needed answers.”
Liverpool City Police Area Commander, Superintendent Adam Whyte, said he hoped the reward announcement could prompt those who may be withholding information to come forward.
He added: “Monika Chetty suffered a horrible death and we want to make sure the persons who inflicted this pain are brought to justice.
“Our detectives have been continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding her death and we’re hoping that this reward can prompt people who may have that vital information to come forward.”
Monica’s son, Daniel Chetty, said it was difficult not to have any answers surrounding his mother’s death for more than six years.
Mr Chetty said:
“It has been really hard not having my mum here for special occasions and milestones.”
“There has to be someone out there who has information that can help investigators.
“I urge them to come forward so we can find out why my mother was taken from us.”
The $500,000 reward will be paid to those with information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or person’s responsible for Monica’s death.