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

Aminah Hayat, 19, was found dead inside a ground floor apartment in North Parramatta about 4.30pm on Sunday. 

Her boyfriend Meraj Zafar, 20, was arrested after presenting to Bankstown Police Station at 12.30pm Monday.

He was charged with her alleged murder later that evening, with the pair having only recently moved in together last October. 

NSW Police broke into the unit on Pennant Hills Road on Sunday following calls from a worried family member, where they found Ms Hayat in the bathtub. 

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

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

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

They called in Fire and Rescue hazmat specialists to deal with the hazardous liquids and a murder investigation was launched. 

Earlier on Monday, police released CCTV images of a man – alleged to be Zafar – driving a tipper truck, sporting a dark beard and sunglasses, in the hopes he could assist with inquiries.

A truck matching the police description was later found at a Bunnings in Greenacre in south-west Sydney and was seized by detectives to undergo forensic tests.

Zafar was refused bail and will appear at 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 Commander Superintendent Julie Boon said police had found her body in the bathroom of the first-floor unit along with chemicals.  

‘The officers forced entry into the unit and inside the bathroom they found the body of a female,’ she said. 

Special Fire and Rescue Hazmat teams were called in to help investigate the scene (pictured on Monday) - which officers described as 'confronting'

Special Fire and Rescue Hazmat teams were called in to help investigate the scene (pictured on Monday) - which officers described as 'confronting'

Special Fire and Rescue Hazmat teams were called in to help investigate the scene (pictured on Monday) – which officers described as ‘confronting’

Up to ten plain clothes and uniformed police were on site on Monday (pictured) as a crime scene was established

Up to ten plain clothes and uniformed police were on site on Monday (pictured) as a crime scene was established

Up to ten plain clothes and uniformed police were on site on Monday (pictured) as a crime scene was established

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

‘The scene was very challenging for arriving police. When they did arrive and found chemicals at the unit, they retreated and called other units.’   

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

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

A truck matching the police description was later found at Bunnings in Greenacre in south-west Sydney and has been seized by detectives to undergo forensic tests (pictured)

A truck matching the police description was later found at Bunnings in Greenacre in south-west Sydney and has been seized by detectives to undergo forensic tests (pictured)

A truck matching the police description was later found at Bunnings in Greenacre in south-west Sydney and has been seized by detectives to undergo forensic tests (pictured) 

A wooden plaque with a portrait of a bearded man and an inscription apparently in Arabic underneath could also be seen on top of the dashboard (pictured) of the truck

A wooden plaque with a portrait of a bearded man and an inscription apparently in Arabic underneath could also be seen on top of the dashboard (pictured) of the truck

A wooden plaque with a portrait of a bearded man and an inscription apparently in Arabic underneath could also be seen on top of the dashboard (pictured) of the truck

Officers pat a cat that was found in the apartment where the woman's body was discovered - with investigators later swabbing its paws for evidence

Officers pat a cat that was found in the apartment where the woman's body was discovered - with investigators later swabbing its paws for evidence

Officers pat a cat that was found in the apartment where the woman’s body was discovered – with investigators later swabbing its paws for evidence

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

Up to 10 officers were seen scouring the scene for evidence and took away several items in bags to undergo forensic testing.

An officer was seen leaving the unit with a pet cat in hand, which colleagues stroked and petted as they stood by a forensics van.

Another officer retrieved a cat carrier which he appeared to be cleaning for the animal, with investigators later taking swabs of its paws. 

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

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

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

Source: DailyMail

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