Queensland‘s health minister Cameron Dick wouldn’t say when Anthony O’Donohue, 48, contacted a mental health service provider but did name Metro South Hospital and Health Service.
In light of this new information, Dick’s also ordered an urgent independent external investigation into the care he received, to run in conjunction with an internal review by Metro South.
“It is expected that this investigation will be completed within eight weeks,” he said in a statement. “To the extent possible, any findings and recommendations of this investigation will be released publicly.”
in Brisbane Magistrates Court and was remanded in custody on 13 charges relating to the murder of 29-year-old Manmeet, who was a popular figure in Brisbane’s Punjabi community and well-known as a musician.
Members of Manmeet’s family have travelled from their village in Sangrur in Punjab, north India, to collect his body – though Manmeet’s parents are yet to be told of their son’s death, according to his brother.
Meanwhile, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given Malcolm Turnbull a call to express deep concern over Manmeet’s death amid growing suspicion the attack was a hate crime.
The lawyer for O’Donohue said his client had given no explanation for the “heinous” at the Moorooka bus stop.
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