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Sixth dead Bourke Street rampage victim named as Bhavita Patel

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Bhavita Patel has been named as the sixth fatality from the Bourke Street rampage. Photo: Facebook
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Bhavita Patel has been named as the sixth victim of the Bourke St killings, with her family saying they are broken by her death.

Ms Patel, 33, a financial consultant died on Monday night after her family decided to turn off her life support after the January 20 attack, that killed five others including two children.

“My parents and I are broken. But we all appreciate the love we’re getting from people,” her brother Mitesh told News Corp on Wednesday.

Mr Patel said the family was distraught with grief.

“I have no idea what to say about what happened except that I miss her and love her so much and can’t believe that I won’t see her any more,” Mr Patel said.

Ms Patel of Blackburn South had been at Royal Melbourne Hospital since after she was critically injured when she was struck walking near her Bourke St office.

Dimitrious Gargasoulas has been charged with five counts of murder and is now expected to be charged with Ms Patel’s murder as well.

The other five who died are three-month-old Zachary Bryant, Thalia Hakin, 10; Matthew Si, 33; Jess Mudie, 22; and an unnamed Japanese man, 25.

On Tuesday, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said seven people were still in hospital and grave concerns were held for the one victim who remained in a critical condition.

The temporary memorial in Bourke St was dismantled on Tuesday.

The City of Melbourne plans to mulch and scatter the wilted flowers at the Victims of Crime Memorial Garden next to Parliament House.

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