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Dreams To Hold First Grandchild Shattered For Car Crash Victim

Mr Iqbal allegedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with another car which led them to hit the Energy Fiji Limited post . He was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hospital.
15 Jan 2021 11:46
Dreams To Hold First Grandchild Shattered For Car Crash Victim
Razia Iqbal (L) widow of the deceased police constable Asaf Iqbal comforted by her son Fauzan Iqbal during the funeral procession in Raiwai on the January 14, 2021. Photo: Leon Lord Inset (In happier days....Accident victim, Police Constable Asaf Iqbal, 50.

It is every grandparent’s dream to hold their grandchild.

This was cut short for Police Constable Asaf Iqbal, 50, after he was a victim of a fatal car crash along Flagstaff Road in Suva on Wednesday night.

Two months ago, Mr Iqbal received the news that his first grandchild was born in Australia. It was his dream to meet and hold their little blessing for the first time.

It is now a shattered dream.

According to Police, Mr Iqbal allegedly lost control of his vehicle and collided with another car which led them to hit the Energy Fiji Limited post.

He was traveling in the car with his wife, Razia Iqbal, when the incident occurred and he was pronounced dead on arrival at the Hospital.

Ms Iqbal and the driver of the other car suffered no injuries.

(In happier days....Accident victim, Police Constable Asaf Iqbal, 50.

In happier days….Accident victim, Police Constable Asaf Iqbal, 50.

Mr Iqbal served in the Fiji Police Force at the Raiwai Police Station until he died.

Acting Commissioner of Police, Rusiate Tudravu, and senior members of the Fiji Police Force gathered alongside his close family members and friends at the Raiwai Police Compound yesterday to farewell Mr Iqbal.

Father figure to Mr Iqbal, Yunus Mohammed, described the late cop as a man of principle, one that was loved by all those that knew him and served with him.

“He is my brother’s son but I treated him like my own,” Mr Mohammed said.

“We were together on the day of the accident, we laughed and talked and never in my wildest dreams did the thought of losing him ever come to me that day,” he said.

“When I got the news of what had happened on the same day I was shocked and really devastated.

“I really miss him and may his soul rest in peace.”

Mr Iqbal is survived by his wife and two sons Farhan Iqbal and Fauzan Iqbal.

He was laid to rest at the Nasinu cemetery yesterday.

Edited by Selita Rabuku

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