Murder trial: Investigator says dead woman had injuries

ONE of the police officers who had investigated the death of a woman allegedly murdered by her de-facto partner told the High Court in Suva today that an iron rod was found at the scene of the incident.

Inspector Sakiusa Jitoko was a prosecution witness in the trial that is before Justice Vincent Perera.

State counsel Meli Vosawale questioned Insp Jitoko as to whether he found anything strange about the iron rod.

Insp Jitoko said the visible injuries that were sustained by the deceased were similar to iron rod marks.

He also confirmed the iron rod was not tested for fingerprints because it was slippery and the fingerprint powder would just silt off.

Imshad Izrar Ali is charged with one count of murder.

He allegedly murdered his 34-year-old de-facto partner at their home in Howell Rd in Suva in 2009.

The trial continues tomorrow.

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