Ten­ant dis­turbed by land­lord and fam­ily’s death

Fiji Sun - - Highlands Tragedy - NICOLETTE CHAM­BERS Edited by Naisa Koroi Feed­back: nicolette.cham­[email protected]­jisun.com.fj

Su­sana Ma­sivulo and her fam­ily are emo­tion­ally dis­turbed by the deaths of their land­lord Nir­mal Ku­mar and his fam­ily mem­bers.

Mr Ku­mar, 63; his wife Usha Ku­mar, 54; their daugh­ter Nileshni Ku­mar, 34, and her two daugh­ters Sana, 11, and Sa­ma­rah, 8, were found dead at Nau­sori High­lands in Nadi on Mon­day morn­ing. Ms Ma­sivulo has been a ten­ant of the Ku­mar fam­ily for more than seven years. She said the fam­ily would al­ways in­form them of their where­abouts, but that Sunday morn­ing they left home and did not re­turn. She said they nei­ther called her nor her broth­ers.

“When­ever they go some­where, they would al­ways in­form us of their where­abouts and to turn on the lights in their house, but on Sunday they didn’t call us at night,” she said.

“But my hus­band just went across to on the lights. I didn’t sus­pect any­thing.” Ms Ma­sivulo said it was an emo­tional time

for her fam­ily to lose such car­ing neigh­bours and a land­lord.

“We have been ten­ants for seven and a half years,” she said.

“It is re­ally hard to lose some­one like this be­cause they were like fam­ily to us. “We used to eat to­gether and ev­ery­day un­cle (Nir­mal Ku­mar) would call us to come and eat in his house. He was a very down to earth and hum­ble man.”

When­ever they go some­where, they would al­ways in­form us of their where­abouts and to turn on the lights in their house, but on Sunday they didn’t call us at night. Su­sana Ma­sivulo Nir­mal Ku­mar’s ten­ant

Photo: Waisea Na­sokia

Po­lice of­fi­cers at the crime scene in Nau­sori High­lands on Au­gust 28, 2019.

Dead ... Nir­mal Ku­mar and wife Usha

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