New Zealand police arrest seven for Sikh storekeeper’s murder

June 13th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS  

Wellington, June 13 (DPA) New Zealand police said Friday that they were confident they had arrested all seven members of a gang involved in the weekend shotgun murder and robbery of a Sikh liquor storekeeper in Auckland. Four of them, including two teenagers, have been charged with the murder of Navtej Singh, 30, father of three daughters, who was fatally shot in the chest at close range when his store was robbed June 7. He later died in hospital.

The other three suspects face various charges, including aggravated robbery and being accessories to the crime.

All seven are being held until Aug 6 after four of the defendants appeared in court Friday and the other three a day earlier.

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