A 12-year-old boy accused of involvement in an attempted
armed robbery that left a west Auckland dairy owner dead will
remain in custody.
The boy, who cannot be named because of his age, appeared in
the Waitakere Youth Court this afternoon and entered no plea
to a charge of assaulting father-of-two Arun Kumar with
intent to rob him.
A 13-year-old boy who faces the same charge and one of
murdering Mr Kumar will appear in the High Court at Auckland
The 12-year-old will stay in custody until next week when it
is expected a bail application will be made at his next court
Mr Kumar was farewelled by hundreds of mourners , including
family friends, Labour MPs Rajen Prasad and Phil Twyford and
Auckland mayor Len Brown, at his funeral over the weekend.
Mr Kumar, 57, was stabbed in the neck in front of his wife
during what is believed to have been an attempted robbery of
the Railside Dairy in Henderson about 7.30am on Tuesday last
- By Jimmy Ellingham of APNZ