Police confirm killed Papatoetoe woman's identity

The four-year-old boy injured in an incident Papatoetoe on Monday which claimed the lives of his parents remains in critical condition, police said on Friday.

They've formally named the woman as 32-year-old Sherine Nath, confirming earlier media reports. 

The other person is believed to be her husband, Ricky Nath, whom she reportedly recently reconciled with after a separation. 

Local Fijian-Indian community leader Prakash Prasad told Newshub on Tuesday he recently saw the man and they'd discussed his marital issues.

"As far as I know, I think he was not supposed to be in this home," Prasad said.

"If a person is not happy in his life, move on, move forward; you have no right to take anyone's life. End of story."

Friends of the couple say they had separated some months ago and that police had been involved at the time. But recently, the pair had decided to give their marriage another chance.

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