Murder/Suicide 2/261 Great South, Manurewa
Police attendance of a murder/suicide at a Manurewa address
on the 9th of November 2012, Police have identified the two
Inayat KAUSAR, aged 24 years, Mother of
Ramintesh AVINESH, aged 27 years, of
Today Police spoke with next of kin for
both deceased and completed post mortem examinations. Both
deaths have been referred to the Coroner. No other persons
are sought in connection with these deaths. Enquiries into
the circumstances are continuing.
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