Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 4:22 PM on Tuesday 23 September

/ Front page / News

Murder arrests

Nasik Swami
Saturday, February 16, 2013

TWO men charged with the murder of Fiji-born Shalvin Prasad appeared in the Manukau District Court in Auckland, New Zealand, yesterday.

The pair, aged 18 and 20, have been remanded in custody for a week while their names and occupation details have been suppressed by a court order.

The body of 21-year-old Prasad was found on McRobbie Rd in Kingseat, south of Auckland on January 31, several hours after he withdrew tens of thousands of dollars from his bank account and left his Rav 4 car outside an industrial building in Papatoetoe he had no connection with.

He was burnt alive.

In a statement sent to The Fiji Times by Counties Manukau Police, Detective Inspector Dave Lynch said the two men were from Papatoetoe.

"Although police are pleased to have made early arrests there is still a lot of work for police to do to complete the investigation," Det Insp Lynch said, adding he was thankful to the public for their assistance with the investigation.

The police are still seeking information on Prasad's outstanding property.

Det Insp Lynch said they were still trying to find Prasad's Toyota RAV 4 car key, house key and steering wheel lock key.

The police are also interested in any sighting of a distinctive lime green 2008 Hold Commodore SV6 and/or a 2001 silver/grey Nissan Bluebird Sylphy between the Papakura central business district area and Kingseat on the evening of January 30 from 9pm through to the early morning of January 31.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Who will be in Cabinet
  2. Fiji's PM
  3. Opposition will be effective
  4. Fight not in vain
  5. Writ of Election returned
  6. Woman, 50, in hospital
  7. Friendship intact
  8. Vegetable prices up
  9. Taps run dry as crisis worsens
  10. Threatening dives

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Parties reject result Friday (19 Sep)
  3. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  4. No stop Friday (19 Sep)
  5. Fiji First in strong lead: Fiji Elections Saturday (20 Sep)
  6. PM's 1st mission Monday (22 Sep)
  7. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  8. Elections supervisor to announce final results Friday (19 Sep)
  9. Bainimarama's promise: I will serve all Monday (22 Sep)
  10. Election office begins to receive final results Friday (19 Sep)