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Family mourns death of cousins

Teens found in Namotomoto area of the Nadi River LITIA MATHEWSELL nadi The bodies of two teenage cousins reported missing last Saturday were discovered in the Nadi River on Monday
19 Mar 2014 11:17

Teens found in Namotomoto area of the Nadi River

From left: Philip’s grieving great grandmother Shiu Kumari, grandmother Makelesi Nai and mother Shanti Devi in Nadi yesterday. Photo: Litia Mathewsell

LITIA MATHEWSELL
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The bodies of two teenage cousins reported missing last Saturday were discovered in the Nadi River on Monday evening, leaving a family in heartache.
The victims’ fathers are brothers and a search was mounted for them after they had gone swimming on Saturday afternoon and failed to reappear.
One of the victims, 15-year-old Philip Abhishek, was a fourth form student of Mulomulo Secondary School and along with his 17-year-old cousin, was found in the Namotomoto area of the Nadi River.
Philip’s tearful mother wept openly while describing her only son as relatives gathered in their Megunyeh, Nadi home yesterday.
Shanti Devi said she last spoke to Philip on Saturday morning, from her workplace in Waimanu Road, Suva. Later I received a phone call from his father at 6:30 pm Saturday saying that Philip was lost at the river but I still felt that he was alive and would return,” Ms Devi said. “It was very shocking when I was told yesterday (Monday) that his body had been found and was at the Nadi Hospital.” The younger of two children, Philip has an older sister in New Zealand and was looking forward to meeting his sister’s baby.
Police yesterday said a post mortem examination on the victims would be conducted as investigations continue.
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