A Punjabi young man from Karnal, Punjab named Manjit Singh was found dead on Wednesday at Mission Bay in Auckland, New Zealand. The young man was a student at International College of Auckland and was all set to receive his diploma in front of his parents on June 20.
Instead, the family got a phone call from authorities in New Zealand that Manjit’s body was found with bruises on his face.
The Jeet Singh the father of Manjit told a local newspaper, “My nephew Navneet Singh called me at around 4am today about this tragic incident. Manjit called us yesterday to inform that he was leaving to meet a relative in the vicinity. But he never reached there and his body was found nearly 40km away from his apartment.”
The father is suspecting someone was involved in the killing of his son.
“Manjit had been studying at International College of Auckland for the past two years and never faced any problem. Some of our close relatives are settled in Auckland and Manjit never complained of any issue with anyone,” he said.
Reportedly, the body was found on the beach by a woman who was taking a walk on the beach.
“We have been informed that body may be brought back about after 12 days. But I only want the body flown back at the earliest to enable us perform the last rites,” he said.
The family looks to meet External Minister Sushma Swaraj on the issue. The police are conducting an investigation and as of yet no one has been identified has potential suspects.