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Daylight Attack: Masked Man Attacks An 87-Year-Old Woman

The intruder had come through a door that leads to the kitchen which was left open while Ms Nand was in her bedroom getting dressed after having her shower. She told the Fiji Sun that the man was dressed in black with a black cloth covering his face.
12 Sep 2020 13:49
Daylight Attack: Masked Man Attacks An 87-Year-Old Woman
Eighty seven year-old, Jasmat Nand of Wailoku, Tamavua suffered injuries to her hand and shoulder after an intruder tried to rob her at her home on September 10, 2020. Photo: Ronald Kumar

An 87-year-old woman is living in fear after being attacked by an intruder before midday on Tuesday.

Jasmat Nand, of Savura Road, Wailoku said a man entered her house in broad daylight, demanding money.

The intruder had come through a door that leads to the kitchen which was left open while Ms Nand was in her bedroom getting dressed after having her shower.

She told the Fiji Sun that the man was dressed in black with a black cloth covering his face.

“All I could see was his eyes because he had covered his face with black cloth,” Ms Nand said.

Ms Nand said she was alone at the time of the incident and believed that the intruder was aware that no one was with her.

“This is the first time something as such has happened in 55 years, and it seemed like he was aware that I was alone at that time,” Mrs Nand said.

“He grabbed me from behind, covered my mouth, threw me to the floor and demanded for money,” she said.

“I could only hear him say give me money, give me money.”

Ms Nand said she was fortunate that one of her neighbours arrived in time to save her.

“My neighbour arrived in time, ran after the intruder but he escaped.”

Ms Nand said the Police came to her home a day after the incident to take her statement.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said they are looking into the incident and claims of lack of inaction by the Police.

Edited by Karalaini Waqanidrola

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