Police investigate fatal domestic attack outside Labasa
22 August, 2019, 2:54 pm
FIJIAN Police are investigating the death of a 35-year-old woman who was allegedly struck with a cane knife by her 41-year-old husband last night.
Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said the incident occurred at Navoalevu, Wainikoro, in Macuata.
Ms Naisoro said the victim was at home with her mother and two-year-old daughter when the suspect came to her father’s house where she had been living for the past two months.
“The suspect allegedly turned off the power supply to the house by tampering with the metre box and when the victim came outside to check, he grabbed her and allegedly struck her several times with a cane knife,” she said.
She said the victim managed to run into the house but was chased by the suspect where he continued to attack the victim and before he fled the scene.
He was arrested at his home in Daku, Wainikoro, and is now in police custody.
Investigations are continuing.