Fiji Time: 1:24 AM on Sunday 26 October

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Former resident dies

Dawn Gibson
Sunday, February 02, 2014

A FORMER Fiji resident who suffered 80 per cent burns to her body and face has died.

Monika Chetty, who sustained the injuries at the beginning of January in West Hoxton, New South Wales, was hospitalised for about one month after being found in bushland in the area.

She died in a Sydney hospital on Friday.

According to ABC News Network, the 39-year-old woman died as a direct result of the injuries, which according to the detective on the case, would have caused great agony for the woman.

"Earlier this month, Detective Superintendent James Johnson said there had been a flood of witness reports since Ms Chetty's plight came to light," the news agency reported yesterday.

"For a person to suffer 80 per cent burns to her body for such a period of time, she must have been in agony," he said.

The detective also said Ms Chetty had been separated from her husband and children and had on numerous occasions been spotted begging in Parramatta and living out of her car.

Meanwhile, Fiji Women's Crisis Centre's executive director, Shamima Ali told The Sunday Times yesterday that support within families, communities and between people could make major positive changes to one's life.

"Unfortunately there aren't many places women can go when they are in desperate situations and we as a society should be more forthcoming in supporting such people without judging them.

"Many of these people often have been rejected by those close to them and then by society," said Ms Ali.





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. Siblings in shock
  2. Koroi ready to help Fijian scrum during Europe tour
  3. Farewell Duke
  4. In the dark
  5. Forum lifts Fiji ban
  6. Taskforce rakes in $500k in rent arrears
  7. Group of companies hold inaugural Pinktober celebrations
  8. Inglis salutes new Kangaroos X-factor
  9. Separating fact from myth
  10. Relief for farmers

Top Stories this Week

  1. Death shocks family Monday (20 Oct)
  2. Inside Fiji sevens Tuesday (21 Oct)
  3. Budget overspent Wednesday (22 Oct)
  4. Public access Tuesday (21 Oct)
  5. Kepa's not weak Friday (24 Oct)
  6. Full pay while on leave Friday (24 Oct)
  7. Forgery suspect still in remand Tuesday (21 Oct)
  8. $20m in excess Wednesday (22 Oct)
  9. Ryan's fight to help 7s Friday (24 Oct)
  10. $11.9m in arrears Wednesday (22 Oct)