Gurjit Singh murder: Second person charged

A second person has been charged in connection with the alleged murder of Gurjit Singh in Dunedin.

Gurpreet Kaur, 29, appeared at the Dunedin District Court last week and pleaded not guilty to attempting to pervert the course of justice and elected trial by jury.

The charging document said the woman attempted to dispose of a pair of shoes which were evidence of the murder of Gurjit Singh.

Kaur’s address listed on the charge sheet is the same as Rajinder’s, 33, who was earlier charged with murdering Mr Singh.

The 27-year-old — who had been married in India only months before his death — was found dead at his Pine Hill home on January 29, surrounded by shards of glass.

Rajinder was arrested more than a week later and has remained in custody since without applying for bail.

Mr Singh’s father Nishan flew from India to New Zealand after hearing of the tragedy.

"The law and order will take the right decision and then they will make sure that the person who is responsible will be punished accordingly", he said.

Kaur is scheduled to appear again in August.