NO TRIAL FOR QUEENSLAND BUS DRIVER KILLER


ON GROUNDS OF MENTAL HEALTH a man who killed a Brisbane bus driver by setting a backpack on fire has been declared unfit to stand trial, it’s reported recently.

NO TRIAL FOR QUEENSLAND BUS DRIVER KILLER
Queensland bus driver Manmeet Alisher was killed while he was collecting passengers in Moorooka, in Brisbane’s south, in October 2016. (Pic source: Facebook)

According to www.news.com.au, the man who set a Brisbane bus driver on fire as he stopped to let passengers on board his vehicle in 2016 has been declared unfit to stand trial on mental health grounds.

Anthony O’Donohue lit a backpack containing a bottle of fuel and threw it inside the bus being driven by Manmeet Alisher while he was collecting passengers in Moorooka, in Brisbane’s south, in October 2016.

O’Donohue was declared unfit to stand trial by the Queensland Mental Health Court today.

He believed there was a grand conspiracy against him and that people were out to get him at the time of the October 28 attack, the court has heard.

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A CONSPIRACY THEORY?

The court was also told that when Mr Alisher smiled at O’Donohue as he boarded the bus he took that as a sign the driver was part of the conspiracy.

Mr Alisher, also known as Manmeet Sharma, was a beloved Indian singer and well known in the Punjabi community.

His death prompted a huge outpouring of grief and sparked a push for greater safety measures to protect bus drivers.

Passengers trapped on the burning bus were saved when taxi driver Aguek Nyok kicked out the back door of the vehicle.

Mr Alisher has been remembered as a man filled with big dreams who moved to Brisbane from India.

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