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Korokoro Couple Death: ‘I Saw Bodies In Pool Of Blood’, Caretaker Shares

Adi Mere said: “When none of them attended to us, we started calling them, ‘Aunty! Uncle!’ But there was no response.”
04 Feb 2021 11:10
Korokoro Couple Death: ‘I Saw Bodies In Pool Of Blood’, Caretaker Shares
A Police officer looks through a window at the house in Korokoro Road in Sigatoka on February 3, 2021, where the bodies of the elderly couple were found. Photo: Nicolette Chambers. Inset: Deceased couple Sesha Reddy and wife Mirdu Chandra

A broken window and a gas cylinder, appearing out of place, were the two things that led to the discovery of dead couple, Sesha Reddy and wife Mirdu Chandra.

It was Tuesday morning in Korokoro, Sigatoka, and Adi Mere Qorovarua and her husband, Sairusi Qorovarua, were supposed to have started work at the home of the deceased couple as maid and caretaker respectively.

The deceased couple were believed to be in their 60s.

By 7am, Adi Mere and Sairusi arrived at the residence and waited outside for about an hour.

Adi Mere said: “When none of them attended to us, we started calling them, ‘Aunty! Uncle!’ But there was no response.”

She said her husband went to the back of the house and kept on calling them until he saw something strange at their bedroom window.

“He felt suspicious when he saw the window glass was broken and there was a gas cylinder near the window.

“He came back and told me what he saw. We then waited until a handyman came and we told him that we had waited long. He said they might still be sleeping so my husband told him what he had seen at the back.

“The two men were shocked at what they saw. They saw bodies in a pool of blood. The handyman said for us to immediately call the Police.”

She said the Police was contacted and they waited until they arrived.

Police spokesperson, Ana Naisoro said: “The finding from the post-mortem we will be able to classify their death. ‘

“At the moment we are still continuing with our investigation.”

The late couple...Sesha Reddy and wife Mirdu Chandra

The late couple…Sesha Reddy and wife Mirdu Chandra

Meanwhile, former caretaker for the deceased couple said he received his last pay from the late Mr Reddy.

Atikini Navoto started working for the couple in 2019 and took care of their property while the family were abroad and in the country.

The couple had settled in the United States but travelled to Fiji regularly to take care of some business interests.

Mr Navoto said he was offered a job at the Agriculture Research Station in Sigatoka.

“When I went to his house on Friday I saw him with a man.” Mr Navoto said.

“He (Mr Reddy) told me that two weeks before that, the person was in Police custody after he lended him money.

“I just went there, took my pay and headed home.”Mr Navoto described Mr Reddy as a straightforward person.

“I know a lot of people around here don’t like him.

“He was a straightforward kind of person. When he doesn’t like anything he will just tell you straightaway.”

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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