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Body Of Medical Student Found In Thurston Garden

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the discovery and investigations are still ongoing regarding her death.
29 Nov 2021 10:57
Body Of Medical Student Found In Thurston Garden
Police forensics personnel at Thurston Garden in Suva where the body of Zalika Nisha was found in the public convenience. Photo: Leon Lord. INSERT: Deceased, Zalika Nisha.

The body of a 21-year-old woman was discovered inside a public toilet at the Thurston Gardens by a Suva City Council employee yesterday morning.

The young woman was identified as Zalika Nisha. She is from Labasa and has been at the Fiji National University’s School of Medicine since 2019 studying to become a dentist.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed the discovery and investigations are still ongoing regarding her death.

Ms Naisoro said the Nisha’s boyfriend had reported her missing on Friday night.

Filipe Tui, 59, a security officer at the Thurston Gardens said Police vehicle arrived at the scene at around 7am.

Mr Tui said the council worker found the body inside a cubicle with all her belongings.

“That particular public convenience is normally used by street girls. I have no idea when the girl (deceased) entered in there.”

The late Ms Nisha was renting a flat in Suva and most of her family members are in Vanua Levu.

Grandfather Mohammed Habibulah said she had been in constant contact with family members.

He said the family received a text message from Zalika on Saturday November 27 at 11.07am. He believed that his granddaughter was killed.

Another family member Sharin Nazmeen said Nisha was a happy person and was often in touch.

She said her mother had returned to Australia a week ago and Nisha was hoping to graduate this year and join her mother in Australia.

Ms Naisoro said they were awaiting the autopsy to confirm the cause of death.

It is believed that a man was taken into custody for questioning regarding the incident.

 

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