Police have put murder charges on a 37-year-old man for the assault and death of a 26-year-old man killed in North Shore on Thursday, June 4.
Police were called to a disturbance in a property on Akoranga Drive in Northcote on Thursday, June 4, at around 5:30 p.m. where two individuals were assaulted. One of them suffered critical injuries and cried for help before police arrived.
The person with critical injuries could not survive, and the other person received minor injuries. The third person present there was arrested.
The identity of the deceased has not been released officially as the next of his kin is being informed of the news. But, a reliable source to the Indian Weekender has revealed that the deceased was an international student from India who came to New Zealand two years ago to study at Auckland University of Technology (AUT).
A witness living across the street, Te Aroha Devon told The Indian Weekender that she heard a man on the ground yelling for help, another person outside the house trying to help before police arrived to de-escalate the situation.
Earlier today, police had launched a homicide investigation for the death of the individual reported on Thursday evening.
Detective Inspector Aaron Proctor, of Waitemata CIB, said the 37-year-old man had been charged with murder in relation to the incident and he will also face a further charge in relation to the injuries received to the second victim.
"We hope this arrest will provide some reassurance to the community.
“As this matter is now before the Court, Police are unable to comment further," says Detective Inspector Proctor.
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