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Police Say Suicide, Family Claims Foul Play

Ms Nisha’s brother-in-law, Alim Masnoon, speaking from Australia, said he and his wife would speak to Ms Nisha on a daily basis.
02 Dec 2021 14:54
Police Say Suicide, Family Claims Foul Play
Police forensics personnel at Thurston Garden after the body of a female women was found in the public facilities in Suva on November 28 2021. Photo- Leon Lord

Police have classified the death of 21-year-old medical student Zalika Nisha as suicide, after conducting an autopsy on Tuesday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro confirmed that the results of the autopsy showed it was suicide.

Ms Nisha’s body was found in the Thurston Gardens public toilet on Sunday by a Suva City Council cleaner.

While police have concluded their findings, family members in Fiji and abroad believe that her death was a result of foul play.

Ms Nisha’s brother-in-law, Alim Masnoon, speaking from Australia, said he and his wife would speak to Ms Nisha on a daily basis.

He said they spoke to her last Friday before she went to sit for her exams.

He said Ms Nisha did not answer her phone Friday night.

He added that they were told by Ms Nisha’s boyfriend that she had spent the night at his place, but left early Saturday morning.

Mr Masnoon said Ms  Nisha’s flatmate had told them that she met with Ms Nisha on Saturday morning and did not meet with her after that.

He said the family then told the flatmate to file a missing person’s report.

Mr Masnoon claimed that police officers at Totogo, Suva, told the flatmate that she could not file a missing person’s report because she was not related to Ms Nisha.

He said police officers told the flatmate to get the boyfriend to make the report.

He said they spoke with the boyfriend on Saturday who said he had searched for Ms Nisha at Thurston Gardens and the seawall area.

He said Ms Nisha was looking forward to coming to Australia in December.

Ms Nisha was buried on Tuesday afternoon after the autopsy.

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