A MANHUNT is on for three men involved in the killing of an Asian man early yesterday.
The man was stabbed several times in the back as he got into his vehicle about 2.30am, police said.
He was rushed to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital where he died at 3am from excessive loss of blood.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the deceased was getting into his vehicle near a service station on Victoria Parade in Suva City when a vehicle pulled up. One of the suspects got out of the vehicle and stabbed the deceased several times.
She said the suspects then drove off in the same vehicle, which was yet to be found by police when this edition went to press last night.
"Police have the registration number of the vehicle in which the three suspects fled after the stabbing," Ms Naisoro said.
"All traffic police officers and police stations on Viti Levu have been informed about the vehicle number and a search is still on for it and the suspects."
Ms Naisoro said police were last evening interviewing some people who were at the scene of the incident.
She said details were sketchy and the name and age of the murder victim were not available.
She was also unable to say where the victim was returning from and where he was going.
Police said the language barrier was a problem in communicating with some of the witnesses of the brutal killing.
An Asian national was also stabbed to death at the Suva Harbour during an argument between the crew of fishing vessels about 10 days ago and police investigations are also continuing.