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    The mother of a security guard who died on his first night on the job is"shell-shocked"after the man accused of his murder wasfound not guilty. She feels the New Zealand judicial system hasfailed her son.

    The27-year-old accused, whose name has been suppressed, was acquitted inthe High Court in Auckland this afternoon for the murder ofCharanpreet Dhaliwal in November 2011.The accused was found guilty ofassaulting another person, Viki Alo, on the same night and wassentenced to six months' jail to be served cumulatively with acurrent seven-year jail sentence.

    Hehad denied both charges."We are very disappointed with theverdict and [the family] have come from India," family spokesmanJasnit Singh said."They had very high hopes on the New Zealandjudicial system. They are absolutely shocked the accused has gonescot-free."
    Therehad been "absolutely no justice for the family at all",Singh added. Dhaliwal's mother, Karanjit Kaur, was "absolutelybroken"."She is shell-shocked, she can't believe this couldhave happened to her."She's thinking why would students becoming to this country ... they have better lifestyles where theycome from. There's no need to come here to get killed."

    Dhaliwalhad been "a very young guy, full of life, always laughing, veryreligious and always bubbling with enthusiasm", Singh said.Hewas killed on the first night in a new job as a security guard forCNE Security. Adecision whether the company will be prosecuted has beenreserved. "The company that put him in this situation toget killed is still not being penalised. All the health and safetylaws have been violated, had the proper procedures have beenfollowed, her son would still be alive," Singh said.

    "Hewas there alone, with no support and he was sent to his death by aperson who just had profit in his mind. She wants to know, where isthe justice?"

    Duringthe trial before Justice Kit Toogood the court heard the accused hadbeen drinking with three friends on the night of the murder onNovember 18, 2011.Themen had been drinking at a house in the West Auckland suburb ofGlendene before they were dropped off at Chicks Nightclub at TheConcourse, Henderson, early in the morning.
    Theywere refused entry by Alo, who was working as a bouncer.

    It isalleged the accused punched Alo, and in being cross-examined he toldthe court the bouncer threw the first punch and he was only defendinghimself.
    Themen, including the accused, ran to a nearby Fulton Hogan constructionsite in Selwood Rd where Dhaliwal was on his first shift.

    Whenconfronted by Dhaliwal, it is alleged the accused struck himrepeatedly with a piece of wood, Dhaliwal was left lying in apool of his own blood and one of the men stole his a wallet.They thenleft Dhaliwal to continue drinking.
    Duringthe trial, one of the men who had been there on the night said he sawthe accused strike Dhaliwal against the head with a blunt object.Theman said he saw Dhaliwal try to cover his face and heard him scream.He then heard a sound "like something hitting concrete" and"got a bad feeling".

    However,the man said the accused did not knock Dhaliwal unconscious. JusticeToogood said the murder happened during a "chance encounter"."It is not as though the men were there to commit a crime,"he said.
    Duringan autopsy, a pathologist found Dhaliwal had suffered "horrificinjuries" to his head and his skull had "shattered like aneggshell" after a "highly energetic assault with aweapon".

    Nomurder weapon has been found. Police launched an "intense"investigation to find Dhaliwal's killer and arrested the accused who"denied responsibility, suggesting others tried to blame him forwhat happened".
    Thedefence case was that the accused was being blamed for the murder bythe other three men, who belonged to the same gang.

    "There is something of a mystery here," Justice Toogood said. "What is clear is that one of these four men must have killed MrDhaliwal."JusticeToogood urged the jury to put aside any emotion they might feel overthe killing as they decided the accused's fate.

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      1victim commented
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      Life in NZ has become cheap. John Key has spent a lot of time in China of late, and has obviously been educated on how to abuse his citizens' Human Rights. Had this been his son, I am sure that "justice" Toogood's mystery would been solved - and all four gang members would have been found guilty.

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