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Murder Trial :Family Welcomes Guilty Verdict

On Wednesday, Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe ruled that the accused, Muhammed Raheesh Isoof, had murdered the family of five and he has been guilty of poisoning them.
21 Jan 2022 11:44
Murder Trial :Family Welcomes Guilty Verdict
Sangeeta Devi with the Miracle Baby, Samaira Kumar, who was found crawling beside the bodies at the Nausori Highlands.Photo: Mereleki Nai.

A family member of the five, who were murdered at the Nausori Highlands, have welcomed the guilty verdict given by the presiding Judge.

Dead are Nirmal Kumar, 63; his wife Usha Kumar, 54; their daughter Nileshni Kumar, 34, and her two daughters Sana, 11, and Samarah, 8.

Samaira Kumar, the ‘Miracle Baby’, who was only 11-months-old was rescued from the highlands a day after hungry and cold.

She was found crawling beside the bodies.

On Wednesday, Judge Justice Thushara Rajasinghe ruled that the accused, Muhammed Raheesh Isoof, had murdered the family of five and he has been guilty of poisoning them.

Sangeeta Devi, mother of the ‘Miracle Baby’ who lives in Australia with her daughter had come to Fiji a month ago for the case.

She said now she felt at ease after the great investigation done by the police and the fair ruling done by the Judge.

“I feel very happy that at last something has been done in which people can believe in the law system in Fiji,” she said.

Ms Devi professed God who gave them the victory.

“Thinking of his defence lawyer we thought he would win the case, but God has given us victory. He had guided the people who were involved in this case showing the truth.

“On Friday the ruling will also tell the people that before you intend to kill or murder somebody, you must think again,” she said.

“He doesn’t have any compassion over the five people whom we loved so dearly and also leaves a baby alone in the cold night. At times I couldn’t get over what had happened to my child on that day.

“He betrayed my parents and broke the trust after all the good things they have done for him.

“Now I feel at ease when I go back to Australia. If he had won the case my family could have lived in fear,” she added.

Ms Devi returned to Australia yesterday.

Isoof will be sentenced today.

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