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The man accused of brutally murdering a Queensland woman in broad daylight will be extradited from India to Australia to stand trial.

Earlier this month Mr Singh told a New Delhi court he wanted to be extradited to face trial in Australia.

“I know the consequences and nature of the case and am willing to go to Australia and face the trial,” he said in a signed statement to the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate.

The judge said: “FC (Fugitive Criminal) is willing to be extradited to the government of Australia at the earliest.”

The 38-year-old former nurse has been wanted since 2018 for the murder of Toyah Cordingley.

In October 2018, Ms Cordingley took her dog Indie for a walk along Wangetti Beach, north of Cairns, and never returned home.

The 24-year-old pharmacy assistant’s body was discovered in a shallow grave by her father the next day.

Queensland Police say Mr Singh fled to India the day after the murder, abruptly leaving behind his family and job.

A $1 million reward was offered by police in November last year – the largest in the state’s history – in exchange for information leading to the location and arrest of Mr Singh.

Just weeks later, Mr Singh was arrested in India. 

His agreement to return to Australia to face trial is a huge win for Australian authorities, as the notoriously slow Indian justice system is bogged down with millions of extradition cases and could have taken years. 

The Australian government applied to extradite Mr Singh in 2021.

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