Indian-origin taxi driver Mohini's killer's identification provides solace to his widow

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Auckland (New Zealand), Mar. 1 (ANI): The grieving widow of murdered Indian-origin and Auckland-based taxi driver Hiren Mohini, has expressed relief over news that police have identified his killer.

According to the New Zealand Herald, a member of the public gave the police the name of the man caught on CCTV footage the night Hiren Mohini, 39, was murdered.

The wanted man is believed to be overseas.

Family friend Bipin Tavadia said Falguni Mohini was very happy to hear the news.

"And she will be very happy if he gets imprisonment for at least 15 to 20 years," Tavadia was quoted, as saying.

Mohini's cousin Ashish Mohini said every step towards catching the man helped the family's closure.

Relatives who came out from India to support Falguni Mohini had now returned home, he said.

"And that's when the reality strikes [for Falguni]."

It is nearly a month since Hiren Mohini was found slumped over his cab wheel in View Rd, Mt Eden, with stab wounds to the neck and chest, after picking up a passenger in the central city.

A team of 50 officers has been hunting for Mohini's killer, taking unprecedented steps such as putting up in the central city a billboard of a man filmed getting into the cab.

DVDs of a 90-second track of footage have also been circulated around media offices, supermarkets and shops.

Detective Senior Sergeant Hywel Jones, who heads the investigation, said police were making a concerted effort to track the man overseas. He did not say where, but TV3 reported it was China. (ANI)

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