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Police make a breakthrough in four alleged murder cases

January 2, 2019 4:43 pm
The drain where the body was discovered at Sarosaro Place in Vatuwaqa

Police have made a breakthrough in the investigation of four alleged murders last month.

Chief of Operations ACP Maretino Qiolevu confirms six people are in police custody for their alleged involvement in these cases.

Two people were taken in custody for allegedly killing 22-year-old Rayna Prasad of Old Namara settlement in Khalsa road Tamavua.

Prasad was reported missing by her father on the 22nd of December and her body was discovered in Muanikau Suva two days later.

The partly decomposed body was discovered by a farmer from Korova settlement.

Meanwhile, ACP Qiolevu confirms a man has been charged and remanded in custody for the alleged murder of Bhagwan Singh who was found dead in his Narere home on Christmas Eve.

Two people have also been taken into police custody for the alleged murder of 36-year-old Filipe Loloma of Kadavu on Monday.

It has been reported the two were drinking with the deceased prior to his death.

In the fourth case, a suspect is in custody for the alleged murder of a security officer in Suva last Monday.

Meanwhile, investigation is also underway into the death of a 36-year-old security officer whose body was discovered in a creek in Veisida, Nasinu on Christmas day.

Finally, police have established the cause of death as ‘drowning’ for a 48-year-old man whose body was discovered in a drain at Sarosaro Place in Vatuwaqa, Suva last week –

They say there were no sign of injuries or any foul play and the deceased was intoxicated prior to his death.