Labasa mur­der

Fiji Sun - - COMMENT -

Suva

I am shocked and baf­fled with the mur­der of the 13-year-old stu­dent of Labasa Col­lege. This has sent a shock­wave through­out the com­mu­nity. It is so dif­fi­cult to be­lieve that an in­no­cent stu­dent can be stabbed to death in such a hor­rific man­ner while she was alone at home wait­ing for her mother to re­turn.

The land­lord heard cries for help, but could do lit­tle to help her. It is mind­bog­gling.

I have of­ten heard of Labasa be­ing re­ferred to as the Friendly North. Maybe it is as the hos­pi­tal­ity of the peo­ple of Labasa is par ex­cel­lence.

How­ever, I fail to com­pre­hend the psy­chol­ogy of those who com­mit heinous crimes. The mem­ory of the re­cent burn­ing of four el­derly women in Labasa is still fresh in our minds. And now this un­think­able crime hap­pens. My deep con­do­lence to the fam­ily and may the cul­prit be ap­pre­hended soon and brought be­fore jus­tice.

May her soul rest in peace.

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