On Friday 22nd May 2015, Mandeep Singh entered the AWI International Education Group building in Queen Street, armed with 5 knives, with the intent of killing his wife, Parmita Rani and a male friend, Parminder Singh.
Mandeep Singh waited for them in the lobby of the institute. As Parmita Rani and Parminder Singh entered the lobby, Mandeep Singh approached them and stabbed Ms Rani in her chest. The knife penetrated her chest bone, severing an artery and her airways. Mandeep Singh stabbed Ms Rani twice more and she died at the scene.
Zane Paki, who had been contracted to carry out some painting at the school, saw Mandeep Singh attacking Parminder Singh and disarmed and apprehended him. Mr Paki took Mandeep Singh away from the watching crowd until the police arrived. When Mandeep Singh began brandishing another knife, Mr Paki took it from him and kept him restrained and under control until the Police arrived.
Mr Paki put his life at serious risk in order to protect Parminder Singh, and his actions undoubtedly helped to prevent a second homicide. He showed incredible bravery and prevented further tragedy.
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