Epsom deaths: Man, 29, charged with murder

Spread the love

Police investigating the deaths of Epsom couple Elizabeth and Herman Bangera have charged a man with murder.

Police at the scene of a 'serious incident' in Epsom, Auckland.

Police outside the Epsom property last Friday. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

The 29-year-old, under police guard at Auckland Hospital, faces two charges of murder and one charge of attempted murder.

Detective Inspector Scott Beard said the case had been extremely difficult and an “absolute tragedy”.

A bedside court hearing is scheduled for tomorrow.

Police were called to the dead couple’s property in Epsom around 11.30am last Friday.

They found two people with critical injuries who were then treated by paramedics but died at the scene.

Another person who police said was a friend of the couple was taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The Bangeras left Goa in India to make New Zealand their home over a decade ago.

Elizabeth Bangera, who was 55, worked at the School of Pharmacy (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences) at the University of Auckland.

READ ALSO:  Diver dies off the coast of Southland

Herman Bangera, 60, worked at Fisher and Paykel Healthcare.

Both were also well known within the Indian community in Auckland and members have expressed shock and grief over their deaths.


The Ihumtao land deal is ‘illegal’ before Parliament approves it, according to the Auditor-General.

Since the ministry did not obtain the required permits for using the $29.9 million, the government would have to pass Read more

House prices continue to rise, according to the recent QV Quarterly Index.

According to new housing price data, the average price of entry-level houses in Ruapehu has risen by more than 70% Read more

The RSE seasonal migrant worker scheme does not help the economy, according to a survey.

A survey has called into question the importance of migrant labour and the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) scheme, concluding that Read more

Leave a Reply