Slain shopkeeper Arun Kumar was cremated today as
hundreds of mourners gathered to remember him.
"You were always by the side of your loved ones," daughter
Sheenal said in a tribute read before hundreds of mourners at
Arun's memorial service in Wiri this afternoon.
The Kumars' closeness and strong sense of duty were evident
in Sheenal's tribute.
"We missed out on the opportunity and the honour of taking
care of you in our older years," she said. "It saddens us
both that we won't have that opportunity and we won't be able
to give you what you gave your parents," she added.
Instead of growing old with his family, 57-year-old Arun died
at the Henderson dairy where he had worked so hard since
becoming his own boss five years ago.
He was fatally stabbed on Tuesday at his dairy. Two youths,
aged 12 and 13, have been charged in relation to the
Despite the shocking circumstances of Arun's death, master of
ceremonies Sam Achary told those gathered at the funeral home
not to ask how or why the crime occurred, or to seek
recrimination, but to comfort one another.
"The family's getting through a difficult time today.
Tomorrow it could be any one of us."
- John Weekes, Herald on Sunday