Dunedin man Gurjit Singh likely died from multiple stab wounds, reveal police

A homicide investigation has been launched into the death of a Dunedin man whose body was found covered in blood and glass in a quiet neighbourhood. 

Mystery surrounded the death of 27-year-old Gurjit Singh after he was found dead outside his Dunedin home on Sunday. 

Since then, investigators have been piecing together what happened to the newly married man, treating the death as "unexplained". 

Now, it's been revealed he likely died because of multiple stab wounds inflicted by a sharp instrument, police said citing pathological findings. 

"Our thoughts go out to his wife and family, as well as his friends and colleagues, at this distressing time," Det Snr Sgt Kallum Croudis said. 

"This news will be difficult to process and police are committed to finding answers of what has happened to Mr Singh, and providing closure for his loved ones." 

A scene examination remains ongoing at the house on Hillary St in the suburb of Liberton. 

Croudis said officers are continuing to investigate Singh's movements and interactions before his death. 

Police at the house on Hillary St on Wednesday.
Police at the house on Hillary St on Wednesday. Photo credit: Newshub.

Singh was excitedly awaiting his wife's arrival from India who was expected to land in New Zealand in early February. 

Otago Punjabi Foundation Trust's Narindervir Singh has been in contact with the family. 

"The family wants to know why this happened to their son their hard-working son," Narindervir said.   

Weeks earlier, Gurjit, who had only recently moved into the house, had discovered his garage door unexpectedly open, Narindervir told Newshub. 

"He bought security cameras just as a common man like we do these days, all the New Zealanders, because nothing is safe in this country." 

"This incident has shaken the community a lot - unbelievable." 

Police said any information about activity in the Liberton and Pine Hill area - especially around 10pm on Sunday, January 28 - is welcome. 

Residents living in the area with road facing CCTV that may have captured footage of the night are urged to contact police.