#43 – Man Murders Woman 2016



We are saddened to report the 43rd death of a woman in Australia in 2016 by known or assumed male killers.

Tasmin Bahar was killed by her ex-partner, in what police believe to have been a murder suicide attack on 3 September 2016.

Ms Bahar had apparently left David Pillay 5 weeks earlier following his threatening her and her daughter but took her daughter to see Mr Pillay on Father’s Day..

When family members found the bodies of Ms Bahar and Mr Pillay, their 3 year old daughter was asleep in the house, uninjured.

We send our deepest condolences to Ms Bahar’s friends and family, particularly her young daughter.

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The summary of women killed in 2016 listed by sex of known or presumed perpetrator is located here. Unsolved cases of the death or disappearance of women are also listed on this page.

At the time of posting, 95.7% of women killed in Australia in 2016 were killed by men (44 of the total 46 deaths), with 12 missing or dead women on the watch list.

The count of women killed by known or suspected male violence in a Australia is jointly undertaken by Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia.

We report the deaths of women as accurately as possible, updating these records as we are able to. If we have misreported any facts of this case, please contact us. We do not wish to affect any future court actions and will not intentionally publish posts or comments which do this.

Please bear in mind cultural sensitivities when sharing these reports. Where it is not culturally or legally appropriate to do so, we will not report the victim’s name.

If you have any additional information about women killed by male violence in Australia in 2016, please email us at wimms@womenshoutoutaustralia.com or via the facebook pages of Reclaim the Night Perth or Women Shout Out Australia.

Reclaim the Night Perth and Women Shout Out Australia

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