Couple found dead; Police treat case as alleged murder suicide

THE bodies of a couple in an alleged murder suicide case were found in Saweni, Lautoka, over the weekend.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a 51-year-old woman was found by her daughter-in-law in a pool of blood on Saturday afternoon.

She said the victim’s 59-year-old husband was discovered outside their home after he allegedly committed suicide.

Ms Naisoro said a post-mortem examination would be carried out on the victims later this week to ascertain the cause of death.

Meanwhile, relatives of the family have expressed their disappointment over the couple’s death being shared on social media.

Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a relative of the 59-year-old man said someone had posted the couple’s death on Facebook.

“It’s really upsetting for us as their family members because we are still trying to process the news,” said the relative.

“I’ve asked the police to please help in keeping this news just within the family and to help us grieve.”

Ms Naisoro said investigations into the alleged murder suicide continued.