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Nephew Positive Of Arrests

A close family member of the Kumar family of Navua, who mysteriously disappeared on a rainy night 10 years ago, is positive that Police will now be able to make arrests
05 May 2016 10:08
Nephew Positive Of Arrests
Police recovered the taxi registration number LT.1511 from Navua river that has been reported missing since ten years with a family of four. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

A close family member of the Kumar family of Navua, who mysteriously disappeared on a rainy night 10 years ago, is positive that Police will now be able to make arrests in relation to their disappearance.

Taxi driver Davendra Kumar, 42, wife Nirupa Devi, 32, daughter Dipshika Kumar, 9, and son Edwin Kumar, 3, were last seen leaving the Assemblies of God Church at Calia in Navua in a white taxi at around 9.30pm on a rainy night of April 19, 2006.

Virend Prasad, 44, is the nephew of Mr Kumar.

He was the first to know of the family’s disappearance. Mr Prasad who was then accommodating the Kumar’s eldest daughter, Deepika Kumar, while studying at the University of the South Pacific, had visited the family around April that year to invite them over for his son’s first birthday but he did not find them.

Mr Prasad said he called them again weeks later but there was no response so he lodged a report with the Police.

The parents’ body remains were later found at a beach in Pacific Harbour a year later, however the two children remained missing to date.

“We are positive that there will be clues to solve the matter and bring someone to justice,” he said.

The white taxi station wagon Reg  No, LT 1511 that the Kumar family was last seen leaving in was salvaged from the Navua River by Police divers’ yesterday afternoon.

Edited by Manasa Kalouniviti

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