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Man, 46, quizzed on  alleged abortion case A 46-year-old man of Taveuni has been questioned and released in relation to an alleged case of abortion. Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said
06 Aug 2016 10:48
Court Updates

Man, 46, quizzed on  alleged abortion case

A 46-year-old man of Taveuni has been questioned and released in relation to an alleged case of abortion.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the man was brought in for questioning and released in an abortion case involving his 22-year-old wife.

“The man was questioned and released as investigations continue,” Ms Naisoro said.

“There were claims made against the man who is alleged to have paid $200 to a 56-year-old Vinita Devi of Waila, Nausori, to perform the abortion procedure,” Ms Naisoro said.

She said the victim was allegedly left by her husband in the care of Ms Devi before he returned to Taveuni.

The Police were alerted about the incident by medical authorities after the woman was admitted at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital, suffering complications following the alleged procedure.

Ms Devi who is charged with one count of abortion appeared in the Nausori Magistrates Court.

Her case has been transferred to the High Court in Suva.

She was released on bail.

The case has been adjourned to August 12.

Mother of dead baby still missing

After 33 days, Police have not made any arrest in relations to the death of an infant whose body was found in a bus in Wainibokasi outside Nausori last month.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the Police was still not able to track the mother.

“We had earlier released pictures of clothing in which the infant’s body was wrapped in, put inside a black shopping bag and left on the seat of a bus, to help us locate the mother,” she said.

Police are requesting the public to provide any information from the residents and commuters who travelled between Suva, Nausori, Kiuva and Waivou village between 8am and 6pm in a K R Latchan bus on July 2 in relation to the body of the baby and the mother.

After the post-mortem, Police had said the baby was suffocated and the case was treated as murder.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

 

 

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