Leave it to Police, says former investigator
Car discovery is big breakthrough, cut out theories, assumptions
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.
Former Police officer Pardeep Kumar.