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Evidence On Suspect Revisited

Police have revisited the crime scene and re-checked evidence about a suspect in the rape of a nine-year-old Nakasi girl, Police sources say. Police had always officially maintained that they
24 Jul 2015 12:30
Evidence On Suspect Revisited

Police have revisited the crime scene and re-checked evidence about a suspect in the rape of a nine-year-old Nakasi girl, Police sources say.

Police had always officially maintained that they were interviewing some suspects but no one was in custody.

However, the Police sources who spoke on the condition they were not identified because they are not authorised to speak to the media, said Police were getting close to completing their investigations about a particular suspect.

They say forensics and the identification of the suspect  by the victim, would seal the Police case.

By 6pm last night this had not been done.

The suspect in question fitted the description given by the victim. If all the boxes are ticked, the suspect could be charged and taken to court at the earliest either today or Monday.

The Police sources confirmed that there was a need for some further investigation of the evidence and the crime scene.

They said the suspect was a well known criminal but they could not disclose more details. They said he was picked up from Lautoka and taken to Nausori Police Station.

However, Police are sticking by their earlier statement.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro reiterated what Chief intelligence and Investigations and Assistant Commissioner of Police Henry Browns said.

“There is no one is custody but we are still questioning a few of the suspects,” she said.

“Unless there is anything substantial than we will make it public, we do not want to pre-empt anything.”

Meanwhile, the girl has recovered well. But she was still sporting a red eye as she played with her two-year-old brother in their new home in Suva yesterday. She waved and smiled at the Fiji Sun team.

Her mother said: “My daughter is fine now.”

“The Medical Services Pacific and Social Welfare are working together to find a school for my daughter.”

He said police had not called their daughter to identify the suspect or ask any information about the suspect.

She said for two days, the police had not visited the family.

“We are fine and we are easily settled in our new home,” she said.

The girl’s father said: “My daughter is happy to be in her new home and she is keen to go to school. She is waiting for the doctor’s advice. She is also going through counselling.”

Today is the 17th day since the girl, on her way home from school, was grabbed, dragged several metres and raped in bushes.

Feedback: farisha.ahmed@fijisun.com.fj

 

 



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