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Police frustrate family

Salaseini Moceiwai
Thursday, January 24, 2013

THE family of a 25-year-old man who died after a tree fell on him in Cakaudrove last week has expressed concerns about the attitude of police officers for failing to vet their report on the issue.

Mohammed Shattal claimed his brother visited Labasa Police Station to lodge a report but was turned down with no valid explanation.

"My brother's son was rushed to the hospital after he sustained serious injuries when the tree fell on him on Wednesday," Mr Shattal said.

"My brother waited at the station for some time and no officer bothered to serve him. This is really frustrating because his son's life was at stake."

Mr Shattal said his nephew was airlifted to Suva for further medical treatment on Thursday where he died.

"We had to fork out extra money to bring his body back to Labasa for the cremation ceremony and no authorities bothered to intervene to assist us," he said.

"At least, the police should have investigated the incident."

In response, police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said they did not receive a report from the family.


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