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Tragedy: Double Blow For Mum Who Loses Two Sons In A Week

Sigatoka woman Urmila Devi was in despair yesterday after she learned that another son had died. It is alleged that Rohan Lal, 35, was a victim of a knife attack.
30 Nov 2017 11:26
Tragedy:  Double Blow For Mum Who Loses Two Sons In A Week
Mother Urmila Devi holds a photo of his late son Rohan Lal with relative Vinay Singh at Bilalevu, Sigatoka Valley on November 29, 2017. Inset: The late Rohan Lal. Photo: Waisea Nasokia

Sigatoka woman Urmila Devi was in despair yesterday after she learned that another son had died.

It is alleged that Rohan Lal, 35, was a victim of a knife attack.

Last Wednesday the family conducted the last funeral rites for Ms Devi’s eldest son, Anal Lal, who died of kidney failure.

Ms Devi, who lost her husband some years ago, said Mr Lal was the last man in the house.

She asked, “Who will look after us? Who will take care of the farm?”

The alleged knife attack happened at Bilalevu, Sigatoka Valley.

Ms Devi said, “We were having breakfast and he took the spray can and off he went to the field. Few minutes later my grandson returned and notified us of the incident.

“We are left helpless, I lost my husband, my eldest son and now my last son has left me too, today,” she added, crying.

According to the family, Mr Lal was earlier married with one child but had been divorced before the incident.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that a man who had fled the scene was in Police custody.

“The incident happened around 10am. The victim was taken to the Sigatoka Hospital and was pronounced dead,” she said.

The victim sustained deep wounds to his head and shoulder areas.

Ms Naisoro added that the matter was still under investigation.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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