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Emotional Farewell For Slain Sigatoka Couple 

Daughter Rani Reddy and son Raja Reddy joined via the internet from the United States of America.
07 Feb 2021 12:56
Emotional Farewell For Slain Sigatoka Couple 
The body of Mirdu Reddy being put in the oven for cremation at the Dignified Cremations Limited in Davuilevu on February 6, 2021. Photo: Shalveen Chand

Coffins were sealed with plastic to contain the haunting smell of death emitted by the bodies of Sesha and Mirdu Reddy as they were accorded their final rites yesterday.

Friends and family including Speaker of the House, Ratu Epeli Nailatikau, were present at the Dignified Cremations Limited in Davuilevu, Nausori, to farewell the couple who were brutally killed in their home at Lawai, Sigatoka, a little over a week ago.

Daughter Rani Reddy and son Raja Reddy joined via the internet from the United States of America.

It was an emotional farewell as family members and friends spoke. The general consensus was that they want justice.

Daughter Rani said her parents were loving individuals and could not fathom why anyone would want them dead.

She said her parents had lived a fulfilling life with one unfinished business, the reason her father had come back to Fiji.

So far no arrests have been made.

The bodies of the couple were discovered on Tuesday, February 2, possibly a few days after they were killed and left in their bedrooms.

Police have been quiet on what could be the motive behind the brutal killings.

A family member even suggested that it had to be someone who knew Mr Reddy.

Sesha Reddy and wife Mirdu Chandra.

Sesha Reddy and wife Mirdu Chandra.

It is believed that the Reddy’s property was broken into almost two years ago, and those responsible had been harassing the couple.

Matters discussed with Police by family members included an argument Mr Reddy had with someone associated with work on his property.

Police also spoke to Lawai Village elders where it was discussed that the relationship between them and the Reddys had not been favourable as many a times Mr Reddy had called the Ministry of Agriculture to confiscate cattle and livestock which had been roaming in his property.

Mr Reddy was in the process of subdividing his 110 acre freehold property into residential lots which he called Tokalau Pointe.

Edited by Caroline Ratucadra

Feedback: shalveen.chand@fijisun.com.fj



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