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Mum Can’t Believe Son Gone Forever

Mum Can’t  Believe Son Gone Forever
Anand Mati, 57, and her grand daughter Antrisha Chand holding Rajen Chand’s photo. Photo: Selita Bolanavanua
August 25
11:32 2018

A heartbroken mother cannot understand why her loving son had to leave them too soon.

Distraught Anand Mati, 57, of Nakasi yesterday wished to hear son Rajen Chand’s  voice one more time.

As she sobbed in disbelief  Ms Wati described her son as a caring, loving and kind-hearted man.

“He was a very good son and he took good care of me,” an emotional Mrs Mati said as she wiped tears off her face.

Her son, 32-year-old Rajen Chand was killed after he was hit by a vehicle on his way to work.

Police reported that he was walking with a 26-year-old co-worker when they were allegedly bumped by a vehicle driven by a 30-year-old man, who was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

The incident occurred at the junction of Salim Road in Nakasi after 7am.

The late Mr Chand’s co-worker, Kazal Kalpana was rushed to the Nausori Hospital where she was treated. The driver of the vehicle was taken into Police custody for questioning.

Mr Chand and his wife divorced a few years ago and he has been staying with his mother and 11-year-old daughter.

“He has left us here alone, we will miss him because every corner of this house will remind us of him,” Mrs Mati said.

“I have been sick these past few days and this morning he woke me up before going to work only to tell me not to cook dinner because he will get food.

“This wouldn’t have happened if he wouldn’t have gone to work today. If he wouldn’t have gone to work today this wouldn’t have happened.

“I will really miss him.”

Mr Chand was the head of the paint department for RC Manubhai and Company Limited at its Nausori branch.

Admin officer Reshmi Lata described her co-worker as a responsible and hardworking man.

“He was a very nice and helpful person and he cooperates with us at work,” Ms Lata said.

“The company will miss him a lot, he always gets in more sales, and sometimes when the manager is not there, he plays the role for the manager.

“He was a very responsible person, who had passion for work. not only in paints, but in other roles as well.”

The road death toll now stands at 46 compared to 42 for the same period last year.

Police investigations continue.

Edited by Percy Kean

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