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Mother admits to killing in caution interview

July 9, 2019 12:45 pm

A mother who allegedly killed her four-year-old daughter by driving her car off the road near Kasavu, Nausori last year had made admissions in her caution interview.

She had admitted in her caution interview that she had intentions to kill her daughter and herself.

Rozleen Razia Nisha’s caution interview was read by interviewing officer Detective Susana Yaca in the Suva High court as the trial commenced into the second day today.

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In her caution interview Nisha said a few days before the incident she went to Labasa alone and when she came back, she allegedly had an argument with her husband.

The mother of three said that on the day of the incident she was sleeping when her husband came home with two police officers.

The two police officers had her children’s custody documents and informed her of the contents.

In her caution interview, Nisha said she asked the police officers whether she could keep her younger daughter with her, however, she was informed that her husband now has the custody of her children.

Nisha said on 6th May, around 5.30pm she asked her husband for the car keys.

She said she drove towards Korovou, Tailevu while her 4-year-old daughter was sitting beside her in the passenger seat.

She said she called her mother and spoke to her who allegedly told her that they have no place for her.

Nisha said she then drove back towards Nausori town and stopped her car near Kasavu where she allegedly planned to kill herself and her four- year- old daughter.

She said she allegedly tried to drive the car into the river near Kasavu but it got stuck.

Nisha than called her husband and told him that she had damaged the vehicle.

During her caution interview, Nisha said she allegedly tied her daughter to herself with her scarf and jumped into the river.

However, she said they started floating.

Nisha said after a certain time she started calling for help and two people came to her rescue in her boat.

She said in her caution interview by that time her daughter had become motionless.

She only came to know that her daughter had passed away when they were treated at the Nausori Health center.

Nisha is charged with one count of murder.

The trial continues before High court Judge Justice Vincent Perera.

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