Mysterious death

Urmila Wati (2nd from left) with her daughter Priya Nair, niece Shalini Chand and brother in law Kamal Kishore mourns the death of her husband Asbin Nair at Olosara Sigatoka. Picture: REINAL CHAND

ASBIN Nair left his home on Wednesday evening and told his wife he would return in an hour. Urmila Wati had no inkling that this would be the last conversation she would have with her husband of 23 years. The resort worker’s body was discovered near his home in Olosara, Sigatoka, on Wednesday night and details about the cause of death are unclear.

As loved ones grieved the loss yesterday, forensic officials swept the area for clues.

Ms Wati said she was in the dark about what had transpired. “He was supposed to go and meet a friend and I was waiting for him, but he never arrived,” the mother-of-four said.

“The forensics team is still investigating and they will let us know if they find anything.”

The deceased’s daughter, Priya Nair, said the family was still trying to come to terms with news of the death. “My father was a kind and hardworking man and this is very hard for the family,” she said.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said investigations into the case had begun.

“The victim’s neighbours made the discovery after 8pm when they saw him lying motionless just metres away from his home,” she said.

“He had visible injuries and was rushed to the Sigatoka Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The cause of death will be determined after the post-mortem examination. “The case is yet to be classified and will only be done after investigators receive the results of the post-mortem examination.”