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Virendra, Viema Mourn Rashmita

Navua mechanic Vijendra Singh, 45, is trying to come to terms with the death of his eldest daughter, 21-year-old Rashmita Singh, nicknamed Jijji. Rashmita had left home in Navua last
03 Aug 2015 13:12
Virendra, Viema Mourn Rashmita
The late Rashmita Singh from a photo.

Navua mechanic Vijendra Singh, 45, is trying to come to terms with the death of his eldest daughter, 21-year-old Rashmita Singh, nicknamed Jijji.

Rashmita had left home in Navua last Saturday afternoon for a trip to Sigatoka Town with her cousin-brother without her parents’ knowledge.

Police have reported that their vehicle went off the road and hit a coconut tree near Navola Village on the Coral Coast on Saturday night.

It was reported that Rashmita died from injuries received during the accident.

Mr Singh said he stayed up the whole of Saturday night waiting for his daughter to return.

“We were together at home yesterday (Saturday) afternoon and in the afternoon her cousin brother from Lautoka came for a visit and we all did not know where she went to,” he said.

He said at about 2am today (yesterday morning), his cousin drove up home and told him about the accident and his daughter’s death.

Meanwhile mother Viema Lewatini’s wailing filled the house yesterday as she

mourned: “Isa na luvequ, Jijji, na cava o lai cakava?”(Oh My child, what did you go and do).

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said that the accident took place at about 8pm and the 21-year-old became the latest road fatality.

He said Police were once again urging drivers and motorists to be careful on the roads especially in rainy weather.

Our current road death toll now stands at 34 compared to 30 for the same period last year.

 

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