25 years old Hardeep Singh was stabbed on Christmas day in Christchurch. A 22-year-old woman was arrested on Sunday and charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.


Police said that charge was now likely to be replaced with a murder charge at her next court appea
rance in Christchurch District Court tomorrow.


As this matter is now before the courts Police could not comment further. Police extend their sympathies to Mr Singh’s family and friends, many of whom are based in India.

Singh was taken to Christchurch Hospital after the incident on Sunday at a Cashmere Rd address.

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The Indian community in Christchurch has been calling for help from the community to make arrangements for sending Singh’s body back to his hometown. A sikh temple in Christchurch is requesting donations from the community. Please contact Gurudhwara sahib Christchurch for further information.