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Police directs investigation into alleged parental negligence

February 6, 2018 10:01 pm

Investigation into parental negligence has been directed following the deaths of two children in less than a week.

The directive has been given after the body of a two-year-old boy of Lomanikaya Village in Vatulele was found floating in the sea on Sunday afternoon.

The victim had allegedly left his home unaccompanied and he was later discovered floating in the sea 15 meters away from his home.

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Yesterday the body of another boy was found floating near the shore at Naceva village in Beqa by his father.

The victim had gone with another relative to clean their boat when he was allegedly told to return home.

He was found some time later floating near the shore and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile police are also investigating the alleged attempted rape of an eight-year-old girl in Savusavu in November last year.

Police Chief of Intelligence, ACP Biu Matavou, says they will be questioning the child’s parents for negligence as to why she was allowed to walk to the shops by herself.

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