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Man dies after attack on wife, woman in hospital

June 30, 2019 5:05 pm

A 56-year-old farmer who is alleged to have stabbed his wife and later attempted to take his own life passed away at the Sigatoka Hospital yesterday.

The incident took place in Yavala, Sigatoka on Friday.

The suspect allegedly stabbed his wife on her left hand following a heated argument and fled the scene.

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He was found lying motionless a few meters away from the scene after attempting to take his life.

Both the victim and suspect were admitted at the Sigatoka Hospital, however the suspect died yesterday morning.

A post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death.

The victim remains admitted in Hospital.

In another incident a woman was taken in custody after pouring hot water on her 24-year-old partner following a heated argument.

The incident happened in Namaka, Nadi on Friday and the suspect sustained burns.

The victim is currently admitted at the Nadi Hospital as the investigation continues.

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