Compo for slain guard
A construction company has made a financial contribution to the family of slain security guard Charanpreet Singh Dhaliwal after he was killed on the first night on the job.
Dhaliwal was killed on his first night on the job as security guard for CNE Security at a West Auckland building site in November 2011.
A 27-year-old man, whose name is suppressed, was charged with his murder but was acquitted after a jury trial in September.
Fulton Hogan, who contracted the security company CNE at a Henderson, Auckland building site, made the contribution as a "sign of compassion".
It is not clear how much that financial contribution amounted to.
The Sikh community in Auckland has been working with the representatives of Fulton Hogan and the Amalgamated Workers Union to bring closure to his family.
"We acknowledge this gesture from Fulton Hogan and we believe this will help the family of Charanpreet Singh come to terms with their very terrible loss," said Jasjit Singh, family spokesperson.
A court found in October that CNE Security was not responsible for Dhaliwal's death.The company was charged with failing to secure his safety.