Breaking news this morning NZ time: A person has died in a stabbing during a robbery at the Railside Dairy, Henderson (dairy is a NZ term for a convenience store or corner shop) at 7.30am today.
Police have cordoned off the area and conducting a scene investigation. The deceased man is believed to be Mr Arun Kumar. His death comes days after Blesinda “Blessie” Gotingco was murdered after she got off a bus in neighboring Birkdale
UPDATE: The NZ Village fails its kids yet again. Police are ‘speaking to’ two youths ages 12 &13 in relation to the murder of 57-year-old owner Arun Kumar. source.
Sources say Mr Kumar was stabbed in the neck and died at the scene.
According to Stuff.co.nz
Cafe Cucina owner Jason Tsang said he heard a scream from one of his customers.
“All the shops have been closed,” he said.
“We will probably be closed for a few hours, it’s not looking good.”
Tsang said all the witnesses, including his wife, have been taken to the police station for statements.
Great North Bakehouse owner Sok Pa Kang called the police after the dairy owner’s wife came into his shop.
“I was at the back and she came in yelling at my wife to call the police because there had been a robbery,” he said.
“At first we didn’t know if it was a gun, or what.”
More to come…
Locals have their say
From the Trademe community
There was a fatal shooting in that very same place a few years back. Railside Ave gangstas paradise.
— Fallon (@FalzYo) June 9, 2014
Other incidents in this area
Surburban fear after random violence:
It’s everybody’s worst nightmare – to be standing on a street when a stranger comes out of nowhere and stabs you. On Monday, it happened to 65-year-old Kevan Newman. As he stood beside his car on the footpath in Railside Ave, Henderson, an agitated man raced across the street and plunged a long-bladed knife into him. Newman, a retired bus driver and instructor, died on the way to hospital…
Armed hold-ups are a daily occurrence in New Zealand, occasionally they happen in banks but it’s mostly service stations (gas stations) and dairies (corner shops) because they’re easy targets.
A few years ago a shop keeper was left to die in his shop after police prevented ambulance workers from entering the store, despite the assailant having already fled.
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so sad for the family
The previous owner of Railside Dairy, Naina Narsey, witnessed a similar incident in the area nearly nine years ago.
On November 28, 2005, Martin Lyall went into Norcross Fishing World armed with a knife and attacked the two staff, one of whom was owner Robert Norcross.
While fleeing, Lyall stabbed 65-year-old Kevan Newman who was walking down Railside Ave at the time. Newman died on the way to hospital.
Lyall was eventually shot by police and Narsey came out of the dairy to see “blood and everything” as the officers provided first aid.
Lyall was later ruled unfit to plead to subsequent charges and was remanded to a psychiatric institution.
Narsey sold the dairy in 2009, after nine years there, to take on an apparel business.
MARTIN LYALL WAS ”SECRETLY” RELEASED BACK INTO THE COMMUNITY IN 2013 FROM THE MASON CLINIC.NEITHER THE PUBLIC NOR HIS VICTIMS NOR THE POLICE WERE TOLD.BOB NORCROSS FOUND OUT IN A SUPERMARKET IN HENDERSON WHEN HE TURNED AROUND AND SAW HIM STANDING THERE.MARTIN LYALL WAS OUT OF ”TREATMENT” (NOT PRISON) AND BACK IN THE COMMUNITY WITHIN 8 YEARS OF HIS MURDEROUS RAMPAGE.THIS IS HOW THE NZ JUSTICE SYSTEM ROLLS !!. ITS FRIGHTENING FOR ANYONE TO COMPREHEND , BUT ITS TRUE !!
Bhai Arun , RIP, we will all miss you dearly Bhai, if only there was more people like you in this world,world would have been better place
And people say South Auckland is bad!!!!
Suprised there hasn’t been a race war yet……..Oh wait, the tardme community have one every hour, every day.
Some people say South Auckland is bad, just to make themselves feel better about the shabby drug ridden place they live in. Others just repeat what they hear. It makes it sound as if Auckland is a lovely, clean, safe place except for South Auckland Of course, most of Auckland is pretty grubby, even in many parts of the so called upmarket central Auckland suburbs. I’ve lived in South Auckland for years, and I can see that it is no worse than most of Auckland, and in fact, my impression is that we might get somewhat less crime, with the exception of Otara. As a South Aucklander, I always feel a little apprehensive in parts of West Auckland, esp. places like Henderson. My neighbourhood in SA is mostly families and is generally quiet.
I feel for the Kumar family and wish them strength in these difficult days. I hope this tragedy will start the conversation in New Zealand that is desperately needed and long overdue – that it is more important to deal with social problems and admit to high crime rates than it is to “sell” itself to the world as one of the safest of countries (which isn’t remotely true). It is always useful to remember that NZ has a low population for a reason. They desperately need to attract people. The government decided at some point to brand itself as 100 pure and paint NZ as some sort of naturally pristine safe haven. That’s why it has the reputation, not because of the real situation. As many who live in NZ realize, if you repeat something enough times, people begin to believe it whether it’s true or not.
Shame on NZ for putting it’s reputation ahead of open discussion and action in dealing with its serious social problems.
It takes the village to raise a child, New Zealand’s village fails again: Two youths ages 12 & 13 are being spoken to by police in connection to Mr Kumar’s murder.
I wonder if the assailant will end up being another thug released from prison early after the New Zealand (in)justice system rehabilitated him.
In this case it looks like two kids who are likely to become this generation’s Bailey Kurariki/Jahche Broughton.
It takes a village to raise a child and New Zealand as a country has failed this generation too. The country is going down the gurgler and is not a good place to raise children any more.
Our thoughts are with Mr Kumar’s family and friends at this time.
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