A person who says they are a relative of Arun Kumar has posted this response to his murder. It was first published on the feedback section of 3News.co.nz after an interview with a youth worker John Cowan.
THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT, TO OUR FAMILY. Arun Kumar who died at the scene, was my dad’s sisters husband (bro-in-law). He was such a fun, loving, caring and beautiful, warm hearted person. Its a huge loss to our family/friends/community.
It is truly shocking at this early age they had kept a WEAPON, ready to kill someone, someday. This happened to be on the 10th June, with Arun uncle. We all are still in a total shock, that he has left us all. He was a NZ Citizen, was a Bank Manager in New Zealand and in Fiji. But do not know why he felt the need to own a dairy. As owning a dairy has gone horribly wrong in the past here, still is – being threatened by street kids, criminals.
John Cowan speaks with a smile on his face here, truly this is not a joke or to smile about ! Someone’s life has been taken, we will no longer see him again, leaving respectable kids/wife/all behind. They had a reputation in this community, and they worked very hard at it. But these un-disciplined, unparented very young unworthy kids took his life. (*Whilst these kids still lives, with unbelievable supporters who supports these sort of criminals – little kids ! What about the person who died – what did he do to deserve to be STABBED/MURDERED).
Do we *respectable/hard working community have to be scared day/night to stay in our enclosed doors and feel scared, threatened by these criminals>?? Laws of NZ aren’t STRICT at all. Harder punishments aren’t in place that is why this still carries on, and its now worse. Laws for Parents should be tough !! If they can’t handle their kids, they should be in prison too !!! Simple as that. As Criminals begins from home…. your attitude, lack of love, parenting, much more.
FROM THIS CLIP – JOHN COWAN: We know what makes them kill someone !! BUT WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT ???? NOTHING !!!
Watch the video with John Cowan here : Drugs, alcohol and parenting techniques that don’t work.
Note: the names of the two offenders are suppressed, as are the details of their court proceedings. About 30 of their family ‘supporters’ (whanau) turned up for the hearing and caused a lot of disruption, causing the court to be cleared at one stage due to repeated cries of “we love you, be strong.”
Where was their ‘loving support’ when these two kids were robbing a store at knife point and killing a man at 7.30 in the morning?
Something is seriously wrong in this dysfunctional society.