21st November 08:22 AM
Mother shattered after death of her only son in Nausori
By Dhanjay Deo and Lena Reece
Wednesday 18/07/2018
Car which veered off the road and landed in a river in Kasavu in Tailevu being pulled out by Police

A 58-year-old mother of Baulevu, Nausori is shattered after the death of her only son, Kaushal Singh who passed away in the tragic incident in Kasavu early yesterday morning when the vehicle he was travelling in veered off the road and went into Rewa River.

Savitri Devi says her son was picked up to go to work by a man in his car at 4.30am yesterday.

Devi claims the man who came to pick her son was sleeping in the car while it was parked outside their house.

She says when Kaushal entered the car, the driver washed his face and then drove away with his son.

Devi says she was told about the tragic incident at around 9am.

Kaushal’s mother says the man who came to pick her son always used to drop and pick him from home whenever he used to start or finish work at odd hours.

Savitri Devi says Kaushal had returned home at around 9pm on Monday and asked her to warm the food and had told her that he will be going to work early next morning.

She says Kaushal also sat next to her and pampered her before they went to sleep.

Devi says Kaushal had told her to wake him at 3.30am on Tuesday but when she woke him up, Kaushal told her that he wanted to sleep for another five minutes.

Devi says the car arrived soon after and she woke Kaushal up and he left in the car after saying bye twice to her.

Devi also told Fijivillage that plans were already in place for her 25-year-old son to get married next year to his girlfriend.

Kaushal Singh’s funeral details have not been finalised as yet as the post mortem examination is expected to be carried out soon.

Meanwhile, the search continues for other people along the Rewa River.

Information gathered so far by investigators is that the vehicle which veered off the road and landed in the river in Kasavu, Tailevu early yesterday morning was allegedly driven by a 21-year-old man when the accident occurred.

Police special response divers are continuing the search for the driver.

Chief of Operations, ACP Maretino Qiolevu confirms that police recovered Kaushal Singh’s body yesterday.

He says that the private vehicle registration JH 227 was located yesterday and investigators are still gathering information to determine whether there were other passengers in the vehicle.

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