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Police Probe Death Of Security Supervisor

Police are investigating the death of a security firm supervisor following a fist fight in Lautoka on Sunday night. Members of the family of Manojit, 54, of Navakai, Nadi, are
02 May 2017 11:00
Police Probe Death Of Security Supervisor
Mr Manojit (middle) with family members. Photo: Sheets Shirvanjani

Police are investigating the death of a security firm supervisor following a fist fight in Lautoka on Sunday night.

Members of the family of Manojit, 54, of Navakai, Nadi, are seeking the truth after their father went to work on Sunday at Matrix Security site and was later reported dead. They claimed that Police had failed to provide them details.

Chief of Intelligence and Crime Assistant Commissioner of Police Biu Matavou, confirmed last night Lautoka Police were questioning a man over the death of Manojit.

“There was a fist fight on Sunday in Lautoka and as a result the deceased was found unconscious,” ACP Matavou said.

“He was rushed to Lautoka Hospital but died a short while later.”

ACP Matavou said investigations were continuing.

According to the family of Mr Manojit, he was alleged to have been injured while at a job site.

His eldest daughter Sheetal Shirvanjani said the family was awaiting the truth of how their dad died.

“The last time I saw him was at home around 12pm after he left to pick my sister from Malolo,” Ms Shirvanjani said.

“We were going celebrate Holy Communion since my mother had recovered from her illness.”

She said her dad left home at 1pm for work in Lautoka.

“We did not meet each other as he left for Lautoka at 1pm Sunday afternoon for his job site where he usually checked the sites since he is the Western Supervisor,” Ms Shirvanjani said.

“The last thing he said before leaving was he was going to join us for the Holy Communion at 4pm.”

She said that the family began to worry when relatives who came to visit said that another man had been answering dad’s phone.

She said the family than tried contacting their dad on his mobile but it was already with the Police.

“My sister then asked where my dad was and they did not tell us anything,” she said.

The family then received a message from the company saying that their dad’s vehicle was at the Lautoka Police Station and that’s when their worries increased.

Ms Shirvanjani said that the Police had come to the family on Sunday and relayed to her uncle that he was dead because he got injured.

“After the Holy Communion the CID from Lautoka came and wanted to talk to the pastor. We questioned them so many times to reveal to us what happened to our dad but they kept saying nothing,” she said.

This was however disputed by ACP Matavou who said Police had told the family what had happened.

Ms Shirvanji said she asked police to tell her what happened but they did not release any information.

“Why was he lying in the mortuary without us daughters or the family identifying that it is him. Police are not releasing anything and they did not come back and check on us,” she said.

“When we wanted to go and see the body, they said we could not as the post mortem would be conducted… and then they will release information.”

ACP Matavou confirmed the post mortem would be done today.

Edited by Rusiate Mataika

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