September 17, 2012 12:00:00 AM
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The 57-year-old man of Vunivau, Labasa who allegedly axed his 53-year-old wife and his 93-year-old father-in-law to death this morning is now in custody.

The suspect was admitted after the incident at Labasa Hospital with hypentension and was discharged and taken into police custody this afternoon.

Director Operations SSP Rusiate Tudravu confirmed this to FijiLive and said they are yet to lay charges.

A 29-year- old male who was returning from drinking grog heard the commotion and cry for help from the house of the deceased at around 1.30am and went to check.

He saw the suspect allegedly striking a 23-year old woman with an axe outside the house.

He tried to intervene but was also struck by the suspect, however he escaped injuries.

The 23-year-old woman also received head injuries and is admitted at the hospital.

By Ropate Valemei


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