Victorian police hunt for couple over death of Sri Lankan teen

Monday, 2 September 2019

Victorian police have released CCTV footage of a pair they want to speak to about an alleged hit-and-run that killed a “kind and sociable” international student near Melbourne’s Monash University last week, ABC News reported.

Nisali Perera, 20, was crossing the road near the university’s Clayton campus on Thursday night when she was struck by a car believed to be speeding through a red light.

The Sri Lankan national, who was studying commerce and business psychology, died at the scene shortly afterwards.

Investigators said it appeared she had been hit by a dark-coloured Mazda that was later found dumped about 500 metres away.

Police today released the CCTV vision of Shane Cochrane, 37, and Lauren Hindes, 33, who they believed would be able to help in their investigation.

Detective Inspector Stuart McGregor said the Road Crime Investigations unit wanted to speak to Mr Cochrane, from Bayswater, and Ms Hindes, from the Clayton area, about what they had seen that night.