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Man charged in relation to the murder of 5 people in Nausori Highlands to be produced in court today

Man charged in relation to the murder of 5 people in Nausori Highlands to be produced in court today

By Vijay Narayan
Monday 16/09/2019
[Photo 1]63-year-old Nirmal Kumar and his 54-year-old wife Usha Devi [Photo 2]Their 34-year-old daughter Nileshni Kajal and Kajal's two daughters aged 11 and 8 years

A Nadi man who is a holder of a permanent residency in New Zealand, has been charged in relation to the murder of the three adults and two children in the Nausori Highlands last month.

Police confirm that the man has been charged with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.


[Photo:Fiji Police Force]

The man will be produced in the Nadi Magistrates Court later today.

The bodies of the family members from Legalega were found in the Nausori Highlands on the 26th of August.


[Photo:Fiji Police Force]

The bodies were of a 63-year-old carpenter, Nirmal Kumar, his 54-year-old wife, Usha Devi, their 34-year-old daughter, Nileshni Kajal and Kajal's two daughters aged 11 and 8 years.


[Photo:Fiji Police Force]

A one year old child was found crawling nearby. She is the late Nileshni's niece.

Her mother lives in Australia.

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