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Distraught Kavita Wishes Husband Never Left Home that Fateful Night.  

I asked him not to go. He worked extremely hard and often we do not get to have him come home this early
27 Feb 2021 12:07
Distraught Kavita Wishes Husband Never Left Home that Fateful Night.  
Deceased....Nishant Narayan.

At 8pm on Thursday evening, Kavita Narayan, 21, asked her husband not to go anywhere that night, but he insisted on visiting his friend.

Nishant Narayan, a 29-year-old man from Sawani, Nausori, is the latest fatality on our roads.

Police said Mr Nayaran was driving along Princes Road near the Waila Treatment Plant when he allegedly lost control of his vehicle, causing it to veer off the road and landed in a drain.

“I asked him not to go. He works extremely hard and often we do not get to have him come home this early,” recalled Ms Narayan.

“He said he wanted to sit with his friends and have a few drinks.”

That was the last conversation the couple had before the dreaded phone call around 11pm on Thursday night informing her of Mr Narayan’s death.

“Our daughter Naira is just one year and six months old. And right about now, I do not know what to do,” Ms Narayan said.

She had spent most of the day yesterday at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital Morgue.

The post-mortem was done, and stomach content indicated that he had alcohol in his system.

In Sawani, family members and neighbours gathered. Each having their say on the whole incident, but everyone concerned about the young child.

Brother-in-law Avinesh Naicker said Mr Narayan used to drive a truck for a civil works company.

“Each morning he was up at 4am and then would go to Dawasamu to collect a load of rocks to be taken to Sigatoka,” he said.

“He would usually be late from work because sometimes he would take two trips. A very hardworking man.”

On the fateful day, small repairs were done on the truck. As a result, Mr Narayan did not drive. He picked up his wife after 7pm from her workplace.

Mr Naicker said little Naria would see the truck and call out “papa”.

Mr Nayaran was originally from Tavua but had been living in Nausori since 2017. He met Kavita the same year and the following year they were married.

Mr Narayan’s body was taken to the Tavua Hospital Morgue yesterday, and he would be cremated tomorrow.

The road death toll currently stands at five compared to two for the same period last year.

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