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Woman Mourns Loss of Sister, Children

Woman Mourns Loss of Sister, Children
Pallbearers carrying Ranjana Wati’s coffin to her cremation on July 24, 2017. Photo: Ashna Kumar
July 25
11:50 2017

Sharmila Singh yesterday cried helplessly at the funeral of her sister, nephew and nieces.

‘Ab kon ayi dekhe hume. Kiske larkan hum khelaye ga? (Who will now come and see me? Whose kids will I play with?)’

Ms Singh is the sister of Ranjana Wati who, on July 20, 2017, was killed in a fire with her three children Praneesha Narayan, 4, Pranesh Narayan, 3, and Guddia, 18-month-old.

Many turned up to pay their final respects at Naduru, Vuci Road, Nausori.

Sharmila Singh, elder sister of the late Ranjana Wati (middle), at Naduru, Nausori on July 24, 2017. Photo: Ashna Kumar

Sharmila Singh, elder sister of the late Ranjana Wati (middle), at Naduru, Nausori on July 24, 2017. Photo: Ashna Kumar

The four were cremated at the Raralevu Cemetery.

“My sister always used to call me and tell me that she is coming home with the kids and will stay overnight to spend time with us,” Ms Singh said.

“Now I won’t see her and the kids anymore. She won’t call me anymore.

“I cannot believe that she is gone. She was my best friend. I used to share all my secrets with her. Now I won’t be sharing anything to her anymore,” Ms Singh said.

“I did not know that last week would have been the last time I would hear from her and the children.

“I had never imagined that I will see them like this one day.

“She always used to help with everything when I needed her,” Ms Singh said.

On July 20, in the afternoon, the children and their mother were killed in a fire that destroyed their home at River Road Settlement in Narere, between Suva and Nausori.

They had earlier visited Amitesh Avikash Narayan, 29, at the Suva’s Colonial War Memorial Hospital.

He was there after he drank the weedkiller, paraquat on Wednesday following a domestic dispute.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that on July 19th the complaint of an attempt to commit suicide by Amitesh Avikash Narayan was lodged at the Nasinu Police Station.

Mr Narayan is still admitted at the hospital.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

Feedback:  ashna.kumar@fijisun.com.fj

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