Fiji Time: 4:41 AM on Tuesday 28 June

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

2 dead, 1 injured

Nasik Swami
Wednesday, May 07, 2014

A FORMER Fiji national is in Canadian police custody for allegedly stabbing to death two women and injuring one in Penbrooke Drive, Calgary.

In an interview yesterday, the Calgary Police Department confirmed it had launched an investigation — treating the matter as a homicide.

It is alleged the man, believed to be in his 40s, killed his estranged wife, another woman believed to be the friend of the deceased and caused serious injuries to a third victim on Sunday evening.

He previously lived in Nausori before migrating to Canada.

"At approximately 6.30pm, on Sunday, police were called for reports of a stabbing at a home in the 6400 block of Penbrooke Drive Southeast," the police department said.

"When officers arrived they found one woman already dead.

"A second woman was transported to hospital, where she later died.

"A third woman was taken to hospital in non life-threatening condition, where she was treated for her injuries and released."

The police department said the suspect fled the scene and was located a short time later and arrested.

He was transported to a local hospital suffering from self-inflicted injuries.

While the Calgary Police has completed an autopsy on the woman who died in hospital - she has been identified as Fahmida Velji-Visram, 29, of Calgary.

The autopsy determined Ms Velji-Visram died as a result of a stabbing.

"It is believed she was a friend of the other deceased woman.

"An autopsy on this victim will not be completed until tomorrow (today), so she will not be identified until that time.

"However, it is believed she is the estranged wife of the suspect."

The Calgary Sun reported that the neighbours of the house in which the suspect was in with the women heard a young girl, believed to be nine or 10 years old, scream for help outside of the home where the attacks happened, on Sunday night.

"She was screaming, 'my daddy has killed my mummy and my aunty.' And she just kept repeating that," the neighbours said.

"The girl kept screaming, 'my mommy is inside and she's dead."

Another neighbour, Tri Ho, who lives on the second half of the duplex where the attacks occurred, described the family who lived in the basement as quiet and nice.

"They were a beautiful family," he said.








Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Westpac
Code Inward TTs Outward TTs
CAD 0.63520.6162
JPY 50.164947.1649
GBP 0.36110.3531
EUR 0.44150.4295
NZD 0.69470.6617
AUD 0.65900.6340
USD 0.48880.4718

from

$0.00

Exchange Rate updated on 27th June 2016

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. INTERPOL assists with Natadola gruesome discovery, missing couple
  2. Tui Wailevu passes on
  3. Police probe body parts find
  4. A blessing in disguise
  5. NFP disquiet over State stance
  6. VKB entries 'clear'
  7. Official: No division within SODELPA
  8. Steadfast
  9. Gravel extraction worry
  10. Drug-free athletes

Top Stories this Week

  1. Hayne works on 'God's call' Friday (24 Jun)
  2. For his people Tuesday (21 Jun)
  3. 3 Flying Fijians and Tuwai march in Tuesday (21 Jun)
  4. Police confirm discovery at Natadola beach Friday (24 Jun)
  5. 'Big task' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  6. 12 families homeless Wednesday (22 Jun)
  7. 'Nothing unusual' Tuesday (21 Jun)
  8. Resignation threat Saturday (25 Jun)
  9. Rabuka in Saturday (25 Jun)
  10. 2016-2017 Budget: The major drivers of economic growth Thursday (23 Jun)