|Indira Thompson killed because she refused sex|
|Written by The Guardian|
|Thursday, 20 April 2017 00:00|
There is much public outrage over the violent death of 35 year-old Indira “Princess” Thompson, a public fixture on Albert and Orange Streets, and a defenseless woman who was stabbed to death. At this time, the motive of her murder is believed to be her refusal of sex with her attacker.
Readers who have walked past her on the street corner may have treated her as just another beggar or homeless person. She does, however, have a home and a family that would have wanted to keep her off the streets. Those close to her say that she had to look after herself from a very early age, since becoming a teenager. She has 2 brothers, one of whom tried to give her a place to stay, but she preferred her lifestyle better. Plus, there are reports that she was also suffering from mental illness, which led her to choose a vagrant way of life.
According to police, on Good Friday, April 14, 2017, she was at a house on Southern Foreshore, near the old Belleview building. That’s a location where other homeless people sleep, but on this day, she was seen with a “clear skin man”. Police investigation is that this person demanded sex from her, and she refused. That escalated to the point where this man stabbed her several times to the body. Police found her and a very bloody mattress inside the house. Carl Morter who lived in the house with Thompson says he saw the two together earlier on and was asked to go buy for them. When he returned he found Thompson suffering from stab wounds and came face to face with the killer who had a knife in his hand and made a swipe at him which caught him to the left side of his throat.
For her friends and those who know her, they are stunned at the violence which ended her life. They say that it does not match her personality at all. She is known as a person who tries her best to make people enjoy themselves in her company. One salon owner has publicly commented that she was into beauty, and she was always welcomed at the business place, even though she couldn’t pay for the service.
In the meantime, police haven’t announced any detentions or arrests in connection with her murder.