Boy charged with shopkeeper's murder

08:31, Jun 10 2014
Henderson stabbing 1
The scene of the fatal stabbing in Henderson, Auckland.
Henderson stabbing 1
The scene of the fatal stabbing in Henderson, Auckland.
Henderson stabbing 1
The scene of the fatal stabbing in Henderson, Auckland.
Henderson stabbing 1
The scene of the fatal stabbing in Henderson, Auckland.

A 13-year-old has been charged this evening with the murder of a West Auckland shopkeeper earlier today.

He was also charged with aggravated robbery, as was a 12-year-old boy, police said.

Both boys are staying in a secure Child Youth and Family facility overnight and will be appearing in the Waitakere Youth Court tomorrow.

Auckland stabby
CRIME SCENE: Police have cordoned off the block of shops after the stabbing.

Police were called to Railside Dairy on Great North Road, Henderson, at 7.30am after reports of an aggravated robbery.

The owner, 57-year-old Arun Kumar, was stabbed in the neck in front of his wife and died at the scene despite the efforts of ambulance staff.

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