Shocked relatives of a ‘self-radicalised’ woman who allegedly stabbed a father in Melbourne are struggling to come to terms with the allegations against her.
Bangladeshi national Momena Shoma, 24, is accused of stabbing nurse Roger Singaravelu in the neck and shoulder in front of his five-year-old daughter at his Mill Park home in Melbourne’s northeast.
Shoma has been charged with engaging in a terrorist act over the allegedly Islamic State inspired attack.
Momena Shoma wanted to become a university teacher and was previously a student at one of the top private universities in Bangladesh
Her uncle Mohammed Abdul Aziz, a senior university official in the capital of Dhaka says he doesn’t know what would cause such a change in his niece who he described as a ‘brilliant student’.
‘She did not have anxiety, she was comfortable where she was. What went wrong, I don’t know,’ Dr Aziz told the Age.
She arrived in Melbourne this month on her first overseas trip to study linguistics at…Read More