Man Allegedly Kills Wife, Later Commits Suicide
A neighbour yesterday described how she walked into a house and saw a woman bleeding to death from a slit throat.
She said on her way to the house she saw the woman’s husband, Radesh Prasad, walking away from the scene.
He later allegedly committed suicide by hanging.
The woman declined to be indentified. She and others in the neighbourhood of Tauvegavega in Ba were still reeling with shock from the horrific tragedy.
They said it was the culmination of months of bitter acrimonious relationship that had reached court resulting in the issue of Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) against Mr Prasad.
The neighbor said: “At around twenty past six in the morning I heard Mrs Prasad screaming ‘leave me’.
“I went out to see what was happening. By then their son came out of the house and saw me and he pleaded with me to help his mother. He said ‘come see my mother, please save her,” the neighbour said.
“I was in a miserable state when I saw Mrs Prasad lying on the floor suffocating as blood rushed out from her slit neck, her daughter tried to stop the blood and I called the police,” she said.
“We all have issues in our married lives but this is not how it should end,” the neighbour said.
Another neighbour, Mukesh Chand, said, “Both had some issues and were not in good terms with each other. But our community is in shock and we worry for the children but only hope well for their future.”
It is also alleged the son of the couple also received minor injuries from the incident.
It is alleged that early yesterday morning, Mr Prasad, 47, a carrier driver attacked his wife, Reshmi Devi,39, a saleswoman at Rups Big Bear using a knife. He later allegedly committed suicide by hanging not far from their house as she bled to death.
Shocked and devastated father of Mr Prasad, Sahadeo Prasad said: “The woman had filed a DVRO against my son.
However, he had won the case and the couple had an on-going dispute. But it ended in such a gruesome manner, we lost both of them.”
Chief of Intelligence and Investigations, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Luke Navela said an investigation was underway.
Source : Fiji SunOnline. August 17, 2016