The family members of Gurpreet Kaur, 26, have approached high commission of India in New Zealand to bring back the body here as soon as possible. The woman who hails from Balachaur town of Punjab’s Nawanshahr district was found dead under mysterious circumstances at her workplace in Manurewa, South Auckland, on May 10.
Speaking to HT over phone, Kaur’s younger brother Sukhbir,who is studying at Garhshankar’s Khalsa College, said, “I have written an email to the commission requesting the officials to get the body back from the custody of New Zealand police at the earliest, as we have to perform her last rites.”
“We were informed on Tuesday that the New Zealand police’s investigation might take few more days,” he said. “My father has arrived from Dubai and we are now waiting for the body,” he said, adding that the family is still in a state of shock.
He said that his sister had not visited home since 2015 . “She used to talk to me on Whatsapp after a gap of few days but she called our mother daily,” said Sukhbir.
WENT TO AUCKLAND TWO YEARS AGO ON STUDY VISA
Gurpreet had gone 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 Satwinder Singh, who works in an electrical firm, and mother-in-law. She 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.