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Movie Re-enactment Goes Terribly Wrong

An attempt to re-enact a movie scene went terribly wrong when it claimed the life of school girl, Tanisha Payal Prasad, at her Uduya Point home in Lami last Friday
04 Oct 2015 14:30
Movie Re-enactment Goes Terribly Wrong
Trisha Prasad carry Urwin Prad and Prashant Prasad parents of the late Tanisha Payal Prasad, holding her picture at Uduya settlement in Lami yesterday. PHOTO JONA KONATACI. INSET: Dead... Tanisha Pyal Prasad

An attempt to re-enact a movie scene went terribly wrong when it claimed the life of school girl, Tanisha Payal Prasad, at her Uduya Point home in Lami last Friday afternoon.

The nine-year-old girl was a Year Four student of Johan Memorial School in Suva.

Her mother Trisha Prasad fought back tears as she tried to describe what happened.

Mrs Prasad said Tanisha was playing with her cousin at the time of the incident.

She said her niece told her they were playing a game of re-enacting what people did in a movie they had watched.

“She was standing on a clothes shelf and she tied a piece of cloth to the ceiling to act out a hanging they had watched in the movie,” she said.

“My daughter, who volunteered to take the lead, tied the cloth around her neck but then the clothes shelf she was standing on wobbled and she ended up falling off the shelf and strangling herself to death.

“My niece ran to my mother-in-law to raise the alarm but by then it was too late, she was already dead.”

Mrs Prasad was still trying to come to terms with the death of her daughter.

“Before I left the house in the morning, Tanisha pulled me closer to her and asked me not to leave the house; that was the last moment I saw my daughter alive,” she said.

The victim’s father, Prashant Prasad, 49, said he was attending to some matters in court when he heard news of his daughter’s death.

“I could not believe it at first because it was so sudden and I’m still shocked,” he said.

Police spokesperson Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri could not be reached for a comment.

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