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Kids without mum

Felix Chaudhary
Monday, May 12, 2014

INSTEAD of celebrating Mother's Day yesterday, three children attended the funeral ceremony of their father and will also participate in the funeral rites of their mother in Sigatoka later this week.

What should have been a day of celebration for three girls from Nabitu settlement was marred by the horrific death of their mother Pritika Devi, allegedly at the hands of their father Sushil Dutt, who also took his own life on Friday.

Dutt allegedly hacked his former partner, Devi, to death after attacking her de facto Rakesh Pillay, who is now in a serious condition at the Lautoka Hospital.

Ms Devi's three daughters — aged 13,10 and 3 — who are now wards of the state were also present at the funeral.

"It's a very sad day for Nabitu and for this family because these three girls should have been celebrating Mother's Day instead they are attending their father's funeral," said Amit Ram, a resident.

"Unfortunately, Sushil's only son, Sanjay, was unable to come because he is being questioned by police for a crime."





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