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Who’s Going To Take Care Of Us? Parents

Pillays lament loss of son, swept away by river currents Parents are lamenting the loss of their only son to the Sigatoka River. They ask: “Who’s going to look after
23 Aug 2016 08:48
Who’s Going To Take Care Of Us? Parents
From Left:Father Sadasiwan Pillay(72) and Mother Yalamma(62) with a photo of the late Avinesh Waran Pillay at Nadrala settlement in Nadroga. Photo:Litia Tikomailepanoni

Pillays lament loss of son, swept away by river currents

Parents are lamenting the loss of their only son to the Sigatoka River.

They ask: “Who’s going to look after us now?”

A distraught Sadasiwan Pillay, 72, was lost for words, trying to come to grips, with the death of 30-year-old labourer Avinesh Waran Pillay.

Avinesh was an employee of a passion fruit company in Sigatoka.

A Police team from the Sigatoka found his body on Sunday.

Mr Pillay said, “It is really painful to hear the news of my only son to have left us too early.

“He is my only son and was the sole bread winner of the family, he took care of us since we are both sickly and elderly,” he said.

Avinesh was the youngest of four siblings and looked after his parents.

Mrs Pillay was still in shock.

She vividly remembered his voice before he left the home that Sunday afternoon, “Mum make sure you take your medicine on time.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said Avinesh was trying to cross the river to find transport to visit his brother-in-law in Sigatoka Valley when the incident happened.

Ms Naisoro added the post mortem was expected on Thursday.

The Police are advising the public to be more vigilant in trying to cross rivers and creeks during this rainy period.

Edited by Nemani Delaibatiki

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