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Mother, Son In Hospital After Brutal Home Invasion

A mother and her son are recovering in hospital after they were brutally attacked by three men in their home yesterday. The men had broken into their home early yesterday
31 Dec 2016 11:00
Mother, Son In Hospital After  Brutal Home Invasion
The house which was alleged to have been invaded at Nalovo, outside Nadi. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

A mother and her son are recovering in hospital after they were brutally attacked by three men in their home yesterday.

The men had broken into their home early yesterday morning. Manikamma was the first to be hit by the intruders with an object on her head above the eye. Her son, businessman Bob Chetty, was hit on the head with a pinch bar.

The attack at Mr Chetty’s business premises, B R Chetty, at Nalovo, outside Nadi, happened at 4am. Their home is joined to the back of the shop.

Manikamma also suffered cuts to the back of her neck.

Mr Chetty’s son, Pritesh said he, along with his mum Niru Chetty, his father and grandmother lived at the back and the incident had left them traumatised.

The incident took 10 minutes. The men did not wear any masks. They  used the torch from a mobile phone,  to break into the shop at two places but failed.

Pritesh said the family was asleep and his grandmother heard the men entering the guest room which was unoccupied.

“She came out of her room and was confronted by the men who hit her with something above the eye and she fell and received cuts on the back of her neck.” Pritesh said.

“My dad came out of his room and was met with a pinch bar to his head and he fell to the floor.

“I then wrestled with one of them but another came and I immediately backed away.”

Pritesh said the men demanded money and the family gave them the key to the shop which they entered.

While the men were in the shop, the family set off the alarm system and the three intruders left without taking anything.

Priteh praised the Nadi Police who arrived on the scene 10 minutes after they were called.

“This has really left us shaken and we really did not want any publicity on this.”

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said investigations were being carried out.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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