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Rakiraki man caught stealing Simran’s remains

A 40-year-old man is in police custody for attempting to steal cremated remains of late Simran Singh, who was brutally murdered in Rakiraki last week. Police acted on a tip-off and managed to catch the man red-handed, in possession of some bones and flowers. 10-year-old Simran Singh was attacked and hacked to death last Thursday […]

Calvin Prasad

September 15, 2015 8:00 am

A 40-year-old man is in police custody for attempting to steal cremated remains of late Simran Singh, who was brutally murdered in Rakiraki last week.

Police acted on a tip-off and managed to catch the man red-handed, in possession of some bones and flowers.

10-year-old Simran Singh was attacked and hacked to death last Thursday as she got off a bus in Naria, Rakiraki. Simran was a student at Penang High School.

10-year-old Simran Singh was attacked and hacked to death last Thursday as she got off a bus in Naria, Rakiraki. Simran was a student at Penang High School. Her father (43) was also attacked as he intervened, and is still in critical condition at Tavua hospital.
Simran’s father (43) was also attacked as he intervened, and is still in critical condition at Tavua hospital.
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Hundreds gathered at Naria today to pay their last respects to Simran. Photo: Fiji Times.
A 36-year-old man, Maloni Moceyawa was charged with one count of murder and one count of intention to cause grievous harm. Photo: @FijiOneNews/Twitter
A 36-year-old man, Maloni Moceyawa was charged with one count of murder and one count of intention to cause grievous harm. Photo: @FijiOneNews/Twitter

Moceyawa appeared at Tavua Magistrate’s Court last Saturday. The case has been transferred to the Lautoka High Court will be called on the 28th of this month.

Fiji Times spoke to Simran’s sister Janish Singh:

She’s the youngest in the family and it’s really painful for us knowing that she died this way.

Until now we are still trying to figure out why anyone would want to hurt her or my father.

Fiji Sun interviewed Jolame Maniata, a canecutter who claimed to be an eyewitness:

I was cutting cane across the road when I heard her scream.

The attacker hacked both sides of her neck. When her father tried to stop him he attacked him and ran off.

By the time her father reached her she was bleeding heavily.

Even though he was injured he just cradled her in his arms and cried.

Simran’s elder sister Shayal Singh spoke to Fiji Sun:

We used to call each other every night and just talk about our day since I am working in Suva.

The last time we talked was on Tuesday night and I was telling her that she can come to Suva for the holidays.

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