he horrifying terror attack of 15 March 2019 at a mosque in New Zealand’s Christchurch sent ripples across the world. Arguably the worst massacre of the Commonwealth country’s history, the attack also saw five Indian casualties, reported PTI.
Nearly two years later, a detailed report on the shootings revealed that Brenton Tarrant, the Australian-born attacker who killed 51 Muslim worshippers at the two mosques in Christchurch, spent nearly three months in India, along with extensive travels around the world, before moving to New Zealand to carry out the attacks.
The massacre also left dozens wounded in a country like New Zealand which is regarded as one of the most peaceful ones in the world.
The 792-page Royal Commission of Inquiry report noted that after passing out of high school, the 30-year-old attacker worked at a local gym as a personal trainer till 2012.
“He never again worked in paid employment. Instead, he lived off the money that he had received from his father and income from investments made with it. With the money from his father, the individual travelled extensively. First, in 2013, he explored New Zealand and Australia and then between 2014 and 2017 he travelled extensively around the world,” the report claimed, according to news agency.