NRI: NZ:Indian store owner shot dead in NZ

Indian store owner shot dead in NZ


     Melbourne: A 30-year-old Indian was shot by three robbers in his liquor store in the New Zealand capital, sending shockwaves in the immigrant community which has accused the police of a delayed response to the incident.

        Navtej Singh, a father of three girls, the eldest being five, died on Monday morning after battling for his life for 36 hours. Navtej immigrated from Punjab to New Zealand six years ago with his family and set up a liquor store in south Auckland three months ago.

         “A total of 15 bottles of beer and maybe some change, a couple of dollars. That’s the price that has been put on this 30-year-old man today, and I feel that this is a national shame,” Veer Khar of the Indian central association said. Detective inspector Jim Gallagher said video footage reveals three offenders who entered store were male Pacific Islanders or indigenous Maori. PTI

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