Leave it to Po­lice, says for­mer in­ves­ti­ga­tor

Car dis­cov­ery is big break­through, cut out the­o­ries, as­sump­tions

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Con­fir­ma­tion on whether the Ku­mar fam­ily were mur­dered can only be de­ter­mined by the Po­lice, says re­tired Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tor, Pardeep Ku­mar. Mr Ku­mar was re­spond­ing to the as­sump­tions made by the man who claimed to have dis­cov­ered the bod­ies of the cou­ple in Deuba one year af­ter their dis­ap­pear­ance. Taxi driver Daven­dra Ku­mar, 42, his wife, Nirupa Devi, 32, daugh­ter Dip­shika Ku­mar, 9, and Ed­win Ku­mar, 3, were last seen leav­ing the Assem­blies of God Church at Calia in Navua be­tween 9 and 9.30pm on the night of April 19, 2006 in their white taxi wagon regis­tra­tion num­ber LT 1511.

“Dur­ing our in­ves­ti­ga­tion, the main sub­ject of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion was miss­ing and that was the car, which be­longed to the fam­ily. This we be­lieve could as­sist us in our in­ves­ti­ga­tion,” Mr Ku­mar said. “There are a lot of as­sump­tions and the­o­ries that can be made out in this case since the bod­ies were dis­cov­ered first, thus I be­lieve it is bet­ter that we leave it with the Po­lice to de­cide on the mat­ter,” he said. Mr Ku­mar said a team from the New Zealand Po­lice Force was also here for a week dur­ing the time of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion to as­sist Po­lice. “The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on­go­ing as there were a lot of miss­ing clues but with the dis­cov­ery of the car, I be­lieve some­thing can be as­cer­tained by Po­lice,” Mr Ku­mar said.

Photo: Ron­ald Ku­mar

For­mer Po­lice of­fi­cer Pardeep Ku­mar.

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