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Labasa Nursing Student Dies After Man Allegedly Strikes Her With A Knife

A Labasa nursing student in her 20s died after a man, who is now in Police custody, allegedly knifed her  at Vakamasuasua Subdivision yesterday. The woman was rushed to the Labasa
08 Mar 2018 10:00
Labasa Nursing  Student Dies After  Man Allegedly Strikes Her  With A Knife
Late Amelia Catherine in Labasa. Photo: Facebook

A Labasa nursing student in her 20s died after a man, who is now in Police custody, allegedly knifed her  at Vakamasuasua Subdivision yesterday.

The woman was rushed to the Labasa Hospital where she died.

This was confirmed by Police spokesperson   

“The incident happened between 6am and 7am,” Inspector Qio said.

“The victim is a third-year nursing student and she was allegedly struck by the suspect who is in custody where he is being questioned.”

The victim, Amelia Catherine, a mother of one hails from Taveuni Island.

She was a student at the Then India Sanmarga Ikya (TISI) Sangam College of Nursing in Labasa.

When contacted by this newspaper yesterday afternoon, the victim’s mother was too distraught to make any comments.

She was in Lautoka and would be travelling to Labasa today.

Edited by Percy Kean

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