The Indian community in Auckland is grieving the loss of a young Indian in Auckland today.

The deceased named Jashandeep Singh had got a head injury while he was involved in a fight at Orchard Rise in Rosehill Papakura on May 15. The said case is still under investigation by the police.

Since then, he was admitted to Auckland City Hospital and was in a coma. This morning he passed away, leaving his friends and family in shock and mourning.

His family applied for a visa to come and see him while he was in the hospital, and it was only today that his father got the visa. 

The 29-year-old, who hailed from Amritsar, Punjab, came to New Zealand around eight years back as a student and undertook a business course at Martin Hautus Institute. Currently, he owns an Auckland based furniture moving company named Anytime Mover and was staying at Manukau with his partner.

Talking about him, his close friend Sunny Gill, who knew him from Amritsar, said, "Yaaron ka yaar tha Jashan. He was such a great guy, always willing to help everyone. He believed in living life to the fullest and was very cheerful. He was full of life and wanted to do so much. I don’t know how god can be so cruel? I will truly miss him.”

His friend and family are planning a prayer meet for him soon and working on the details for the same. Following the same, they want to repatriate Jashandeep back to India and will shortly be contacting the High Commission of India regarding the same. A fundraiser has been started by his friends in his memory. 

His family included his parents in India and a brother who stays overseas.