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Husband charged with murder over Indian woman's death in Sydney in 2013

Parwinder Kaur's husband has been charged with murder over her death in December 2013.

32-year-old Parwinder Kaur was found with serious burns to her body in the front area of her house in Rouse Hill in Sydney on December 2, 2013.

She was treated at the scene by Ambulance paramedics before being airlifted to Royal North Shore Hospital where she died the next day.

Nearly four years later, police have arrested her husband Kulwinder Singh in connection with the woman’s death. 

Parwinder Kaur, originally from a nondescript village in Hoshiarpur district in Punjab married Kulwinder Singh in 2005 and moved to Sydney the next year.

Members of a special Strike Force Whyalla that was established in December 2013 and the Homicide Squad of the NSW Police investigated the circumstances of Parwinder’s death.

Following the investigations, police arrested 37-year-old Kulwinder Singh on Wednesday morning.  The man appeared in the Parramatta Local Court and has been charged with one count of murder. 

Superintendent Rob Critchlow, commander Hills Local Area said it was a very complex investigation.

"There were no third-party witnesses to the matter and we relied heavily on the specialist analysis of the evidence.

"It was a dogged pursuit of truth. It was a very very complex matter and involved the services of a number of specialists including members of the legal procession, fire brigade,  technical and forensic specialists and cultural specialists," he said.

Police said Kulwinder was surprised to see the police this morning and exhibited some signs of stress. 

They say Parwinder's family has expressed "an overwhelming sense of relief".

"They strongly felt that the death of Ms Kaur was a matter that required investigation and someone may be responsible for it. They are comforted by the support of the police," said Supt Critchlow.  

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