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Indian woman, child found dead in New Zealand

Wellington, June 7: An Indian woman and an 18-month-old child, believed to be her daughter, were found dead in Tauranga city of New Zealand, a media report said Monday.

The 32-year-old woman's body was discovered in a house in the suburb of Otumoetai Sunday, while the body of the girl was found Monday, the New Zealand Herald reported.

Meanwhile, a 23-year-old Indian was arrested in this connection and was remanded in custody till Thursday by a local court, the report said.

The baby has been identified as Anna Sangha, while the woman has yet to be named. Police are investigating a double homicide.

"The house was initially searched, mindful of preserving the integrity of the evidence in the crime scene," the paper quoted senior police officer Mike Clement as saying.

A family member, believed to be the husband of the dead woman, is currently travelling back to New Zealand, the paper said.

The bodies would be taken to Auckland for post-mortem examination, the police said.