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Delay In Murder Query Keeps Mum Asking Questions

It has been over a year now, when Jiya Jaanvi was found dead at her home in Namara, Labasa, on July 22. The 14-year-old student of Labasa College was alone in the rented flat while her mother was at work when the incident happened.
24 Sep 2021 14:00
Delay In Murder Query Keeps Mum Asking Questions
Mum Rohini Lal with a photo of her daughter Jiya Jaanvi and her school awards. Photo: Ivamere Nataro

Gruesome murders always leave their mark on the community long after the case is labelled cold and the media stops writing about it.

These communities have to endure thoughts that a murderer may still live among them.

It has been over a year now, when Jiya Jaanvi was found dead at her home in Namara, Labasa, on July 22. The 14-year-old student of Labasa College was alone in the rented flat while her mother was at work when the incident happened.

The Year Nine student was discovered with clothes soaked in blood at the door of the house by their landlord around 8pm.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the case was not closed.

The victim’s mother, Rohini Lal, yesterday said the last time she received an update on the investigation was two months ago.

“The Police didn’t call. I had to call and ask them and it is like we lost trust in their ability to solve the case,” Ms Lal said.

She said no one knew the real reason why the Police were taking their time.

“Labasa is a small town, has its own Police Station and it is near the house which we used to rent and we have capable Police officers. Yet they can’t solve a case where a teenager, my only daughter, was brutally murdered,” she said.

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