Gurpreet Kaur, a 26-year old was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her workplace in Manurewa, South Auckland on Wednesday, May 10. Gurpreet worked at a private IT company in Manurewa.

According to a reliable source, at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, her employer found her dead in the workplace with injury marks on her neck. Police was called to the scene, and the body was sent for post-mortem. The case has now been referred to the coroner.

Gurpreet had come to New Zealand two years ago on a student visa and completed her diploma from an Industrial Training Institute in Auckland and lived with her husband and mother-in-law.

Gurpreet belonged to Balachaur town of SSBS Nagar (Nawanshahr) district, Punjab, India.  Kaur’s two elder brothers live in Balachaur, and her father resides in Dubai. Gurpreet was married in 2014, and her husband joined her in New Zealand only six months ago.

“Her husband and mother-in-law are in a state of shock and unable to talk to anyone,” Daljeet Singh from NZ Sikh Society said.