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New Zealand mosque shooting: Main accused charged with crime

In recent news, the main suspect in two New Zealand mosque mass shooting has been charged with murder, a day after the attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozen others, pursuing the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to reform the country’s gun laws.

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In recent news, the main suspect in two New Zealand mosque mass shooting has been charged with murder, a day after the attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozen others, pursuing the New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to reform the country’s gun laws.

The main accused, Brenton Harrison Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian citizen, appeared in a Christchurch District Court o Saturday as was remanded without plea until his next scheduled appearance in the South Island City’s High Court on April 5. Brenton Harrison Tarrant was handcuffed and wore a white prison suit while he was being taken to the prison. He did not utter a word after coming out of the court and his court-appointed lawyer made no application for bail.

The New Zealand Prime Minister labeled the attack as terrorism. The attack was the worst peacetime mass killing in New Zealand and the country raised its security threat level to the highest. The Prime Minister said that the main accused was a licensed gun owner who used five weapons during his charge. The authorities are working to find out how the accused got hold of the weapons and license, and how was he able to enter the country and carry out such a destructive attack. The New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden assured the citizens thet the gun laws will surely change soon. The arrested had no criminal history or was o any watchlist in New Zealand or Australia.

There was a heavy police presence at the hospital where families of the wounded got together. The authorities informed that eleven people remained in intensive care. Funerals were planned for the dead on Saturday, many of whom were born overseas. Dozens of people laid flowers outside both the mosques and prayed for peace for the victims.

Aayushi Jaiswal is working as an Associate News Writer for News21Chaupal.com. She is a Commerce graduate from Janki Devi Memorial College, University Of Delhi with a Masters in Journalism from National Institute of Mass Communication. She began her career in 2019 and worked with The Spotlight Times. Her areas of specialization are Lifestyle and Entertainment including other genres as well such as India, Politics, Education, Business, and Technology. She can be reached at- Aayushi.jaiswal@news21chaupal.in. You can also Follow her on Twitter @aayushipotter

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