A young Indian security guard who was murdered on his first night on the job was sent there by his boss who never bothered to check his experience or training.
Charanpreet Dhaliwal, 22, was found dead in a pool of his own blood after being attacked while working on an Auckland construction site in November 2013.
A three-day inquest began in the North Shore District Court on Wednesday.
In 2013 Hateni Latu was found not guilty of Dhaliwal’s murder by a jury. He had name suppression when the trial concluded but that has since lapsed
CNE Security owner Cherag Elavia told Coroner JP Ryan he met Dhaliwal only days before his murder after the young man asked him for a job.
There was no work for him but on the night the employee who was supposed to guard the Fulton Hogan construction site asked for the night off as it was his birthday.
Elavia called Dhaliwal and asked if he wanted to work and to meet him at the site.
He took Dhaliwal’s word that he had worked in security previously at the Rugby World Cup but did not call his previous employers.