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Auckland Accident Victim Cremated at Home

The body of the Auckland accident victim, Arvindra Vilash, was cremated  at the Dignified Cremations in Davuilevu on Monday. Mr Vilash, 38, from Bulileka, Labasa, was said to be on
31 May 2017 11:00
Auckland Accident Victim Cremated at Home
Ashika Seth (left) console her sister Jyoitika Vilash as her late husbands funeral cortege leaves their home at Nakasi in Nasinu on Monday May 29th, 2017. Photo:Jone Luvenitoga

The body of the Auckland accident victim, Arvindra Vilash, was cremated  at the Dignified Cremations in Davuilevu on Monday.

Mr Vilash, 38, from Bulileka, Labasa, was said to be on his way home when his vehicle crashed at the Monument Corner in Otahuhu, Auckland, New Zealand.

The accident happened around 1.40am last Thursday.

He had been working in Auckland as a heavy goods driver since March and his wife, Jyotika Vilash was supposed to travel from Fiji to Auckland thereafter.

Ms Vilash and her two sons’ visas were approved the same morning Mr Vilash died.

His casket was flown in on Monday morning following a traditional Hindu ceremony.

Mr Vilash’s sister-in-law Joselyn Kritika while talking about his life said he was the best of all.

Ms Kritika said her brother-in-law was a good hearted man and cared for everyone.

“We were very close to each other and always met in New Zealand.

“I will never be able to forget him as my best friend, my best brother-in-law,” Ms Kritika said.

Mr Vilash’s uncle, Newal Kishore, who accompanied Mr Vilash’s casket to Fiji said the only information they have on the cause of death was from a broken neck.

Mr Kishore said Mr Vilash must have fallen asleep while driving and broke his neck due to the impact of the accident.

He said relatives in NZ were authorised access to the post mortem results.

Mr Kishore said however, what happened leading up to the accident was still a mystery.

He has requested anyone who knows where Mr Vilash was and with whom before the accident to come forward.

“We heard a lot of different stories but no one is telling the family what he was doing and where he was before the accident,” Mr Kishore said.

He said Mr Vilash used to visit him every day, but on the day of the accident, he didn’t.

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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