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Murder, suicide probe

Felix Chaudhary
Sunday, May 11, 2014

POLICE are investigating a horrific murder-suicide in Nabitu, Nadroga, on Friday that resulted in the death of two people and left one man in a serious condition in hospital.

Dead are Pritika Devi, 34, and Rakesh Pillay, 46, while Sunil Dutt, 43 is in hospital.

Spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said they believed the deaths were the result of a love triangle that turned sour.

"We are questioning witnesses and are also waiting to see if one of the victims, who is in a serious condition at the Lautoka Hospital, is able to assist us with our enquiries," he said.

Nabitu resident Vineet Dutt said his cousin Sunil Dutt allegedly killed Devi and her 46-year-old partner Rakesh Pillay.

"Pritika was Sunil's former de facto," he said. They had parted about two months ago and she had begun living with Rakesh.

"At roughly quarter to nine on Friday, Sunil came to Nabitu and used a cane knife to attack Rakesh.

"After that, he attacked Pritika and then he went and hung himself."








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