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Police reopen case

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, February 13, 2013

POLICE are re-investigating the death of a 21-year-old who allegedly jumped off a moving vehicle in Macuata last year.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the investigation was to find out whether her death was caused by injuries sustained as a result of her jumping off the vehicle because police had charged the driver with one count of wrongful confinement.

"Police had earlier charged the driver of the vehicle with one count of wrongful confinement and will submit the result of the new investigation to the Director of Public Prosecutions office," Insp Sokomuri said.

"She passed away on Monday (this week) in her village and police are investigating whether her death was related to the injuries she suffered from the incident."

Insp Sokomuri said the girl suffered serious injuries after allegedly jumping off a moving vehicle.

The alleged incident occurred in August at Qaraniqoli, Dreketi, last year.

"The deceased was admitted at Labasa Hospital after the incident happened and was later sent home," said Insp Sokomuri.

He said a post-mortem examination would be carried out at Labasa Hospital to determine the cause of death.


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