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New Zealand may introduce safety measures in taxis

New Zealand government may introduce mandatory safety measures in taxis after an Indian origin cabbie was stabbed to death in Auckland over the weekend.

world Updated: Feb 01, 2010 11:11 IST

New Zealand government may introduce mandatory safety measures in taxis after an Indian origin cabbie was stabbed to death in Auckland over the weekend.

NZ government was considering such a move after 39-year-old Hiren Mohini was killed for a $ 20 fare in one of Auckland's nicest suburbs, an ABC report said.

Taxi companies in the country are now asking government to pay for screens and cameras in cabs.

Mohini, who was stabbed in the neck and chest, rammed his taxi into a wall. A man in twenties was seen running from the scene, the report said.

Another cabbie Bipin Tavadia said the victim was a gentle man, who was working extra shifts to support his mother, wife and two daughters, aged five and three.