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Police Probe: Alleged Stabbing Incident, Negligence Claims

Police are investigating an alleged stabbing incident on Wednesday night. This is after a couple was admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital after an incident took place outside the
18 Mar 2016 11:26
Police Probe: Alleged Stabbing  Incident, Negligence Claims
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Police are investigating an alleged stabbing incident on Wednesday night.

This is after a couple was admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital after an incident took place outside the Shop N Save Supermarket in Nakasi.

Sakendra Devi of Vatoa Street in Narere, is in critical condition after her ex-husband allegedly attacked her and her husband, Rakesh Deo.

The 41-year-old’s brother, Rakesh Rishi, could not hold back his emotions while recalling the incident.

“I was at home when her former husband, whom she has been separated from for almost 10 years, came home and told me that he was going to attack my sister with a knife,” Mr Rishi said.

He said he called the pair to warn and advised them to stay inside their workplaces.

Mr Rishi then rushed to the Nasinu Police Station to ask an officer to accompany him to his sister’s workplace.

However, Mr Rishi claimed that an officer refused his request so he went to the Nakasi Police Station where an officer agreed to do so.

Nasinu Police Station is about 10 minutes drive from the Nakasi Police Station.

“It was very sad and disappointing. When I arrived at the supermarket, my sister was already hurt and was about to be transported to hospital in a taxi,” Mr Rishi said.

Had the officer from the Nasinu Police Station agreed to accompany him, it would have just bought him enought time to save his sister and brother-in-law, he claimed.

Commissioner of Police Brigadier-General Sitiveni Qiliho has urged Mr Rishi to come forward and lodge a complaint about the officer who refused to accompany him.

“We will definitely investigate this matter and if we find that the officer had indeed neglected to do his duty, he will be taken to task. I urge Mr Rish to come forward and lodge a complaint and this will certainly be dealt with.”

A co-worker of Ms Devi who did not wish to be named said Ms Devi’s husband had rushed to her workplace to pick her up. However it was too late for them both.

Mr Rishi describes his sister as always loving and caring.

“She has been living with me for the past 10 years. She has two children and we just hope that she recovers quickly for the sake of her two children,” Mr Rishi said.

Police said the alleged stabber is in custody.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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