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Woman Dead After Alleged Knife Attack In Sigatoka, De-Facto Partner Charged

Police spokeperson Savaira Tabua confirmed that Sunita Devi of Kabisi, Nadroga, was allegedly murdered by her de facto partner after he struck her with a cane knife several times.
10 Jul 2020 10:46
Woman Dead After Alleged Knife Attack In Sigatoka, De-Facto Partner Charged
The late Sunita Devi.

A woman, who had filed a DVRO (domestic violence restraining order) against her de facto partner, is dead following an alleged cane knife attack.

Police spokeperson Savaira Tabua confirmed that Sunita Devi of Kabisi, Nadroga, was allegedly murdered by her de facto partner after he struck her with a cane knife several times.

Also allegedly attacked by the man, was the woman’s 14-year-old daughter, who is admitted at the Lautoka Hospital and is in serious condition.

The 53-year-old suspect is in custody.

Neelam Priya Chand, the deceased’s niece, said her aunt and the suspect had been in a relationship for about five years until she filed for a DVRO.

“We expected her to return on Thursday for her court case regarding her DVRO case against the partner on July 10,” she said.

Kabisi/Ciriwai advisory councillor Asab Ali Shah said: “The lady who passed away shared her story to me for the first time on Saturday.

“Police were aware of the ongoing matter. Our prayers are with their family at this time.”

Police investigations are underway.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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Fiji Police 

The 53-year-old man of Sigatoka alleged to have murdered his de-facto partner and struck his step-daughter with a cane knife at their home in Sigatoka has been charged.

The accused has been charged with one count of murder, 2 counts of breach of the domestic violence restraining order, and 1 count of breach of bail conditions and will be appearing at the Sigatoka Magistrate Court today.

The 14- year old girl remain admitted at the Lautoka Hospital.

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