Gar­ment worker al­legedly stabbed

Work ter­mi­na­tion row ends with al­leged at­tack

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Agar­ment worker who had just been ter­mi­nated from work was al­legedly stabbed with a screw driver on Fri­day by a fel­low worker. Ac­cord­ing to Po­lice, the vic­tim, only known as Kini, 22, of Waiyavi, was ter­mi­nated from his job at a gar­ment fac­tory in Lautoka. The vic­tim is be­lieved to have blamed a co-worker for los­ing his job. The vic­tim then waited out­side the fac­tory un­til knock-off time and con­fronted the stab­bing sus­pect. An ar­gu­ment broke out be­tween the two and this was wit­nessed by some of fac­tory work­ers. The sus­pect then took out a screw driver and al­legedly stabbed the vic­tim on the chest. He was taken to hospi­tal, but is re­cov­er­ing. Po­lice have yet to charge the sus­pect and this would be done once the med­i­cal re­port is re­leased.

Po­lice have ad­vised work­ers to re­solve is­sues con­cern­ing their work peace­fully through a third party or le­gal means. Po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions con­tinue.

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