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A man has been charged in the alleged murder of his teenage girlfriend after her body was found inside an acid-filled bathtub in western Sydney.

Aminah Hayat, 19, was found dead inside a ground-floor apartment in North Parramatta around 4:30 p.m. Sunday.

Her boyfriend Meraj Zafar, 20, was arrested after showing up at the Bankstown police station at 12:30 on Monday.

He was charged with her alleged murder later that night, as the couple had recently moved in together last October.

NSW Police stormed the unit on Pennant Hills Road on Sunday following calls from a concerned relative, where they found Ms Hayat in her bathtub.

Meraj Zafar, 20, has been charged with the alleged murder of his girlfriend Aminah Hayat, 19, after her body was discovered in a drive on Pennant Hills Road in North Parramatta (pictured), west of Sydney, on Sunday.

Meraj Zafar, 20, has been charged with the alleged murder of his girlfriend Aminah Hayat, 19, after her body was discovered in a drive on Pennant Hills Road in North Parramatta (pictured), west of Sydney, on Sunday.

Hazardous materials specialists from Fire and Rescue were called in to deal with the hazardous liquids and a murder investigation was launched.

Earlier on Monday, police released CCTV footage of a man, allegedly Zafar, driving a dump truck, sporting a dark beard and sunglasses, in the hope that he could help with investigations.

A truck matching the police description was later found at Bunnings in Greenacre, south-west Sydney, and was seized by detectives for forensic testing.

Zafar was denied bail and will appear in Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday.

The couple had reportedly only lived in the apartment for a few months after moving in together late last year.

Parramatta Police Area Superintendent Julie Boon said police had found her body in the bathroom of the first-floor unit along with chemicals.

“The officers forced their way into the unit and inside the bathroom they found the body of a woman,” he said.

Special Hazmat fire and rescue teams were called in to help investigate the scene (pictured Monday), which officers described as a 'confrontation'

Special Hazmat fire and rescue teams were called in to help investigate the scene (pictured Monday), which officers described as a ‘confrontation’

As many as ten plainclothes and uniformed police officers were on the scene Monday (pictured) when a crime scene was established

As many as ten plainclothes and uniformed police officers were on the scene Monday (pictured) when a crime scene was established

‘I can confirm that chemicals were found inside the unit bathroom. I can’t confirm what they were.

“The scene was very challenging for the arriving police. When they arrived and found chemicals in the unit, they withdrew and called other units.’

Local George Hamilton Milner said he was shocked by the events in the typically quiet neighborhood.

“We’ve been here for a couple of years and haven’t heard of anything bad, so it was a bit of a shock to hear it happen across the street,” he said.

A truck matching the police description was later found at Bunnings in Greenacre, south-west Sydney, and seized by detectives for forensic testing (pictured)

A truck matching the police description was later found at Bunnings in Greenacre, south-west Sydney, and seized by detectives for forensic testing (pictured)

A wooden plaque bearing the portrait of a bearded man and an inscription apparently in Arabic below it could also be seen on the top of the dash (pictured) of the truck.

A wooden plaque bearing the portrait of a bearded man and an inscription apparently in Arabic below it could also be seen on the top of the dash (pictured) of the truck.

Officers pet a cat that was found in the apartment where the woman's body was discovered, and investigators then rubbed its paws for evidence.

Officers pet a cat that was found in the apartment where the woman’s body was discovered, and investigators then rubbed its paws for evidence.

Three forensic vans arrived at the apartment block, a three-storey red brick building on the corner of Gladstone Street, on Monday.

Up to 10 officers were seen scouring the scene looking for evidence, taking various bagged items away for forensic testing.

An officer was seen walking out of the unit with a cat in his hand, which his colleagues petted and petted as they stood next to a coroner’s van.

Another officer recovered a cat carrier that appeared to be cleaning for the animal, and investigators later took samples of its paws.

Three forensic vans arrived at the apartment block, a three-storey red brick building on the corner of Gladstone Street, on Monday.

Three forensic vans arrived at the apartment block, a three-storey red brick building on the corner of Gladstone Street, on Monday.


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