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Police to probe own over ‘no feedback’ claim

Police to probe own over ‘no feedback’ claim
Jyotish Prasad (left), wife Riteshni Kumar and 11-month-old son at their home in Moti Chandra St, Natabua, Lautoka. Photo: Shahani Mala
April 18
11:23 2017

Police have said they will look into the claims of a family who said that nothing has been done since they lodged a report of someone attempting to set their house alight.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “We will be looking into their complaint of lack of feedback regarding their case.”

The Lautoka family said they were living in fear after someone allegedly tried to burn down their house while they were asleep.

The incident happened on March 26 at their home in Moti Chandra Street, Natabua, Lautoka.

The family first reported the matter at the Natabua Police Station and later at the Lautoka Police Station.

However, they claimed that they have not being updated by the Police on the status of their investigations.

Jyotish Prasad, 38, said: “On Saturday (March 25) my wife and I went to drop off my mother-in-law at the Nadi International Airport.”

“We reached home at 12am (March 26, Sunday) everything was fine.

“Between 7am to 8am (Sunday) when my wife woke up and opened the door, she saw our clothes which she had hung on the clothesline for drying in our porch all burnt,” he said.

Mr Prasad said he was thankful to God that the fire did not spread to their house, otherwise his family could have died.

“Without wasting any time, I went straight to the Natabua Police Station and reported the matter to them. The Police officers from Natabua Police Station were doing nothing. I then reported the matter to the Lautoka Police Station, yet Police are doing nothing,” he said.

Last night, after 7pm, Ms Naisoro said: “We have visited the couple and addressed their concerns with regards to the issue raised.”

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra


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