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Taxi Driver Claims Alleged Attack At Wainibuku Road

Arvind Lal said he stopped at First Choice store to buy grog and cigarettes when three men allegedly tried to rob him.
27 Oct 2020 11:26
Taxi Driver Claims Alleged Attack At Wainibuku Road
Arvind Lal inside his taxi in Suva. Photo: Shalveen Chand

A taxi driver defended himself after he was allegedly attacked by youths at Wainibuku Road last Saturday.

Arvind Lal said he stopped at First Choice store to buy grog and cigarettes when three men allegedly tried to rob him.

“I got out of my taxi and went to the store, when I returned, two men were standing next to the driver’s seat, one of them picked my sunglasses through the open window,” he said.

“I knocked the sunglasses out of the man’s hand and pushed the other guy out of the way. Just when I sat in the car, a third man came from behind and hit me on the head.”

Mr Lal was allegedly wounded in the process.

“I then got out of my car and confronted the men. The third guy had run away but I fought with the two men,” he said.

“I took some punches but never backed down and fought until they ran away.”

The store keeper verified Mr Lal’s story.

Mr Lal then made a report to the Police.

He said it was not the first time it happened in the area. He claimed other people had been targeted by the same bunch of people.

He said, he felt sorry for the elderly drivers and those who were unable to defend themselves when faced with similar situations.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the incident and said investigations were continuing.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

 

 



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