Attempted murder

Samoan male jailed for attack

According to the summary of facts the incident occurred in November 2021.

It said the defendant, who had been drinking, touched the woman inappropriately while she was asleep.

About 20 minutes later, the man fetched a machete and walked into the room where his cousin was sleeping and struck him with the weapon on the back of his neck.

A mental health assessment was carried out and confirmed that the accused needs anger management and alcohol rehabilitation therapy.

Fiji court finds man guilty of murdering 5 people

Mohammed Raheesh Isoof was convicted this afternoon after Justice Thushara Rajasinghe ruled that the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Isoof had killed the family of five in August 2019.

Isoof was charged with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The bodies 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 were discovered in the Nausori Highlands about 28km out of Nadi.

Man in custody for attempted murder

On March 16, 2016 Police received information about a 35 year old man admitted at Lalomanu Hospital with gruesome injuries.