AUTOPSIES have been done on four members of a family who were found dead inside their home in Australia earlier this week.
But the coroner is yet to release the findings of his autopsies of the Sharma family to Melbourne police.
This was confirmed to The Fiji Times by the director of News and Current Affairs of the Santa Banta Radio Station in Melbourne, John Kumar, yesterday.
Nilesh Sharma, 34, his wife Pritika Sharma, 32, and their children Divesh, 5, and Divya, 3, were found dead in their Glen Waverley suburban home on Tuesday morning.
Australian police are treating the deaths as murder-suicide but are also investigating links to a car crash which the family survived on December 29 last year.
Police officers from Australia also came to Fiji and took the statements of about 10 people before flying out on Wednesday night.
Mr Kumar yesterday said the post-mortem examination report of the Sharma family had been held. "The coroner is still holding onto the report and he hasn't handed it over to the police investigators yet," he said.
"The bodies are still being held by the coroner and he will do thorough investigations into the family's death before handing his report to police sometime early next week.
"The whole family was involved in a road accident late last year and police will see the details of that accident and see if there's any link."
Mr Kumar said Mr Sharma always attended prayers held at the Sanatan centre in Melbourne with his family.
"He was a quiet person and he used to sit at the same place with his family whenever he attended religious functions at the centre.
"He was that kind of person who would help you only to the extent of help needed by you and they were a happy couple. Neither his wife nor him were involved with anyone." Mr Kumar said if it was a case of murder-suicide, then everyone including the police would want to know "why" because the family did not have financial or personal problems.