An Indian migrant worker who was on resident visa in the country was found dead in his flat in Dunedin on Wednesday, June 23.
The Indian Weekender has reliably learnt from sources that the Indian national, originally from Patiala Punjab, was missing from his work in a for the last four days without any information.
He was working at The Warehouse, Dunedin.
One of his work colleagues had contacted with local police saying that it was very “out of character” of him to remain out of any contact.
The Indian Weekender has learnt that the local police have responded to that initial complain and had to make a forced entry in the flat where the man was found dead.
The Indian Weekender has sent an enquiry to NZ police to get more details about the deceased.
Meanwhile, the office of the Indian Consulate has confirmed that the deceased person is an Indian national and they have spoken to father of the man back in India and are working towards sending him back.
Family based in Punjab.
Indian Weekender spoke with the brother of the deceased, Ravneet Singh Gill, who said, “Our family is very distraught, and we are desperately waiting for him to return.”
“The initial report that we have received from NZ Police says that the police have found him in his flat. There were no signs of any forced entry or any mark of injury on his body.”
“We have been told that the body has been sent for post-mortem, and further details are awaited,”
Harsimran arrived in NZ 10 years ago.
Ravneet told the Indian Weekender that Harsimran came to New Zealand in Jan 2012 to pursue a course in Manufacturing Process.
“He has done well for himself and had fully established himself in NZ after the initial struggle. Now he was in a full-time job and was very happy with his life situation.
“He has last spoken to our father about ten days ago and appeared his normal cheerful self, enquiring about Covid situation in our neighbourhood and vaccination of our family members,” Ravneet said.
Harsimran got his residency visa approved in 2019 and had last visited family back in India in January 2019.
( IWK Bureau)