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Murder arrests

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 16, 2013

TWO men charged with the murder of Fiji-born Shalvin Prasad appeared in the Manukau District Court in Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday.

The pair, aged 18 and 20, have been remanded in custody for a week while their names and occupation details have been suppressed by a court order.

The body of 21-year-old Prasad was found on McRobbie Rd in Kingseat, south of Auckland on January 31, several hours after he withdrew tens of thousands of dollars from his bank account and left his Rav 4 car outside an industrial building in Papatoetoe he had no connection with.

He was burnt alive.

In a statement sent to The Fiji Times by Counties Manukau Police, Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said the two men were from Papatoetoe.

"Although police are pleased to have made early arrests there is still a lot of work for police to do to complete the investigation," Det Insp Lynch said, adding he was thankful to the public for their assistance with the investigation.

The police are still seeking information on Prasad's outstanding property.

Det Insp Lynch said they were still trying to find Prasad's Toyota RAV 4 car key, house key and steering wheel lock key.

The police are also interested in any sighting of a distinctive lime green 2008 Hold Commodore SV6 and/or a 2001 silver/grey Nissan Bluebird Sylphy between the Papakura central business district area and Kingseat on the evening of January 30 from 9pm through to the early morning of January 31.


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