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Find my brother's killers

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, February 06, 2013

THE brother of Fiji-born Shalvin Prasad who was burnt to death in South Auckland last Thursday has appealed for information on his brother's killers.

Pravin Prasad, a former Suva Grammar School student, released a statement from the family seeking more information of what may have led to his brother's death.

Mr Prasad, in the statement reported by the New Zealand Herald, said Shalvin was the youngest child in the family.

"I would like to say a few words about my brother Shalvin. He is the youngest child. Family and friends are the centre of his world. He loves to play soccer and enjoyed his job. He is probably the most innocent and naive 21-year-old you could meet," he said.

Mr Prasad said Shalvin was born in Fiji and worked as a produce assistant at Botany Pak'nSave supermarket.

Shalvin was laid to rest on Monday.

His close family members and friends were part of his funeral.

The district manager criminal investigations of Counties-Manukau Police Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said based on what police knew about Shalvin, coupled with the fact some personal possessions were still missing, it is believed that another person or persons were involved in his disappearance and death.

Detective Inspector Lynch said there was no indication he had been involved in drugs or had any debts.

"Area enquiries completed by police have also established that two vehicles left McRobbie Rd at high speed on Thursday about 6.30am just prior to the arrival of the first police vehicle," he said.