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Labasa woman dies in knife attack

August 22, 2019 12:45 pm
The alleged incident occurred last night at Navoalevu, Wainikoro in Labasa.

A 35-year-old woman died after she was allegedly struck several times with a cane knife by her 41-year old husband.

The alleged incident occurred last night at Navoalevu, Wainikoro in Labasa.

The victim was at home with her mother and 2-year-old daughter when the suspect came to her father’s house where she had been living for the past two months.

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The suspect allegedly turned off the power supply to the house by tampering with the meter box and when the victim came outside to check, he grabbed her and allegedly struck her several times.

She managed to run inside the house but was chased by the suspect where he continued to attack the victim and later fled the scene.

He was arrested at his home in Daku, Wainikoro and is now in police custody.

A police investigation is underway.

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