Inquest begins into death of Auckland security guard

  • 22/07/2015
Charanpreet Dhaliwal
Charanpreet Dhaliwal

A coroner's inquest into the death of an Auckland security guard on his first night on the job is set to begin.

Student Charanpreet Dhaliwal died on his first shift of part-time work for CNE Security in 2011.

His body was found face down in a pool of blood at the Fulton Hogan depot near a junction with the Northwestern Motorway.

The inquest today follows a High Court trial in 2013 in which a man was found not guilty of killing Mr Dhaliwal.

The Crown had alleged the 28-year-old man had fled a bar in west Auckland after punching a doorman in the early hours of November 18, 2011 when he clubbed Mr Dhaliwal over the head twice with a piece of wood.

In 2012, a judge found the security company did not need to take further steps to ensure Mr Dhaliwal's safety at work.

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