A 44-year-old Sri Lankan mother of three has been stabbed to death with a sharp weapon in her home at Sandhurst in Melbourne’s south-east.

According to Australia’s News Nine, the estranged husband of Nelomi Perera was arrested and charged with murder.

The woman’s daughter rushed to her neighbors for help, but her mother could not be saved.

In CCTV footage, the daughter can be heard knocking on her neighbour’s door and pleading for assistance.

The neighbour said Nelomi’s daughter came and said, "My mum is dead, my mum is dead."

Police said in a statement a 45-year-old Sandhurst man had been charged with murder.

Nine News reported that the man charged was Nelomi’s husband, Dinush Kurera.

Kurera is alleged to have also attacked their teenage son, who managed to escape with a non-life-threatening head injury and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Nelomi and Dinush have recently separated and neighbours have said that she even changed the locks of her house after the separation.


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