The body of Tosha Thakkar, 24, was found in the suitcase floating in a canal near the Parramatta River at Meadowbank in March 2011.
Police say she had been raped and then strangled, a crime which drew a shocked and furious response from the Indian community both in Sydney and overseas.
Burwood Local Court said that Daniel Stani-Reginald, who was Thakkar's neighbour, pleaded guilty to the murder.
He was also charged of raping Thakkar. According to 'The Age' report, Stani Reginald has not pleaded guilty to this charge.
The two were living in the same apartment building and Stani-Reginald was arrested soon after Thakkar's body was found.
Magistrate Christopher Longley committed Stani-Reginald for sentencing in the NSW Supreme Court on November 28.
Stani-Reginald and Thakkar lived in separate apartments above an empty storefront on Edwin Street in Croydon in Sydney's inner west, the report said adding it was believed the murder took place in Thakkar's apartment.
Her body was found in a suitcase by construction workers a few days later while working on an oil line.
He will get away with a few months of community work
now carefully watch the punishment will be shocking. may be few months!!! had it happen other way around...god can be 20-30 years. bloody racist, convict breed australia.
What do you know about Australia...I am proud of my Indian origin as well as my Australian Citizenship. I am treated with respect and love here. I am also very sad about some filth and foul mouthed illiterates like you. If you have guts please stop GANG RAPE in your soil before commenting about us...as well as your butts.