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Shine A Light: Mysterious Death Of 14-Year-Old Jiya Jaanvi

Four months on and Police have yet to make an arrest.
14 Nov 2020 12:24
Shine A Light: Mysterious Death Of 14-Year-Old Jiya Jaanvi
From left-right: Mum Rohini Lal with photo of Jiya and her school awards and the backdoor where Jiya was stabbed. Photos: Ivamere Nataro

It only took one stab wound to kill 14-year-old Jiya Jaanvi.  She was a Year 9 student of Labasa College.

The hit was precise. A “sharp object” was used. It pierced her heart, from under her left breast, a Police source close to the investigation said.

The killer attempted another hit. Young Jiya tried to defend herself. The scratches on her left arm indicated her struggle.

Four months after her brutal death, the “sharp object” has never been found.

Four months on and Police have yet to make an arrest…read the full account from our Shine A Light Investigative Reporter and Editor Ivamere Nataro by subscribing to the Fiji Sun e-edition. 

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