Manmeet Alisher, the Punjabi singer cum bus driver in Brisbane, who was torched to death by an assailant, now has a park renamed in his honour.
He was doused with flammable liquid by the assailant when he was letting passengers on board at a Moorooka bus stop. The assailant then set him alight. The unfortunate incident happened on 28th October last year.
The Brisbane City Council also arranged for a memorial to be unveiled during a small ceremony with India-born driver's family. Alisher was remembered as a man filled with big dreams who moved to Brisbane from India.
Punjabi Welfare Association of Australia president Pinky Singh told ABC radio that Manmeet came to Brisbane to start a new life with his family.
The man charged with murder is yet to face court and the family is seeking justice. A fund set up by the Brisbane City Council has received more than $100,000 in donations for his family.
As a result of Manmeet’s death, buses in Brisbane have been modified with more safety exits.