Man charged with jog­ger death tried to go abroad

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

A MAN will re­main in cus­tody over the death of a Lo­gan mother after it was re­vealed he tried to leave the coun­try.

Ratan Singh Sandip, 25, of Algester, faced court yes­ter­day after he was charged over the death of Mt War­ren Park mother of three Beth Eden, on Novem­ber 27 last year.

Ms Eden, 60, was killed when she was hit by a car while jog­ging on a foot­path in Milne St, 300m from her Mt War­ren Park home.

On Fri­day night, po­lice ar­rested Sandip at the Bris­bane In­ter­na­tional Air­port after of­fi­cers were told he was try­ing to leave the coun­try.

A po­lice spokesman con- firmed of­fi­cers were alerted that Sandip was try­ing to flee to Bahrain.

Ms Eden’s chil­dren Laura, 35, Tim, 33, Re­bekah, 28, her hus­band Jim, 62, and ex­tended fam­ily were at Been­leigh Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day for Sandip’s hear­ing.

Out­side court, they ex­pressed their grat­i­tude to Queens­land po­lice for their quick ac­tion.

“We are very very grate­ful to the po­lice that they ac­tu­ally man­aged to ap­pre­hend (Sandip) be­fore he left the coun­try,” Re­bekah said.

Sandip did not ap­ply for bail and will next ap­pear in court on Fe­bru­ary 6.

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