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Assailant stabs mum, dumps body in creek

Nasik Swami
Thursday, January 10, 2013

"MY mum will come back next week." These were the words echoed by a five-year-old girl to her family whose mother was brutally slain during a family dispute at Naisaumua Village in Tailevu yesterday morning.

The incident happened at 6am when 33-year old wife Kasaya Veisei was stabbed with a kitchen knife several times on a bridge in the village and her body thrown into the creek below.

In an interview yesterday, Veisei's cousin Lusiana Qionimacawa said Kasaya's assailant was drinking grog with the whole family until around 5am yesterday.

She and Kasaya then went to sleep.

After 10 minutes her assailant called her from outside the house, Ms Qionimacawa said.

"My cousin (Kasaya) knew that something would happen so she asked me and another cousin to accompany her," she added.

Ms Qionimacawa said while they were walking, a kitchen knife fell from a knapsack the assailant was carrying on his back. She said that was the time when an argument broke out between the two and Kasaya was stabbed.

"When we saw my cousin stabbed with the knife, we started shouting to alert the village," Ms Qionimacawa said.

"The last word that Kasaya uttered was sa oti (it is finished) and she was no more," she said.

Ms Qionimacawa said after throwing the deceased in the nearby creek, the man fled the scene.

She said her cousin had four children and was a woman with a big heart.

"Her eldest child was 14-year old and the youngest five-years old. They are safe and are staying with us," Ms Qionimacawa said.

"We will miss her a lot. She was one of the best in our family," she said.

The incident has left the whole village in a state of shock and people are living in fear.

"My cousin (Kasaya) knew that something would happen so she asked me and another cousin to accompany her," she said.

Ms Qionimacawa said while they were walking, a kitchen knife fell from a knapsack the assailant was carrying on his back.

She said that was when an argument broke out between the two and Kasaya was stabbed.

"When we saw my cousin stabbed with the knife, we started shouting to alert the village," she said.

"The last word that Kasaya uttered was sa oti (it is finished) and she was no more," she said.

She said her cousin had four children and was a woman with a big heart.

"Her eldest child is 14 years old and the youngest is five years old. They are safe and are staying with us.

"We will miss her a lot. She was one of the best in our family," she said.

The incident has left the whole village in a state of shock and people are living in fear.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said police had erected roadblocks along the Kings Rd as the hunt continues for the man.





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