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New Zealand police question boys over fatal stabbing

Published on Jun 10, 2014 1:52 PM

WELLINGTON (AFP) - New Zealand police said on Tuesday they were questioning two boys, aged 12 and 13, over the fatal stabbing of a shop keeper in Auckland.

Police said the boys were taken into custody after Arun Kumar, 57, was stabbed in the neck early Tuesday morning.

They said officers were called to reports of a robbery at the shop in suburban Henderson at about 7.30am local time and found Kumar seriously injured. Attempts to save him failed.

Detective-inspector Bruce Scott said the boys, who were known to police, were picked up a short time later.

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