MAN COMMITS SUICIDE WHILE IN NADI POLICE CUSTODY

An investigation has begun following the alleged suicide of a 29 year old man at the Nadi Police Station yesterday.

The victim had been escorted to the Nadi Police Station from Suva on 13/10/14 as he was wanted for a series of fraud cases pending against him in Nadi.

After he was questioned on Monday night he was locked in a cell as his interview was expected to continue the next morning.

The victim was last seen alive by an officer the next morning whilst escorting another suspect from the cell.

However, once the same officer returned with the victim?s breakfast an hour later, the detainee was found dead inside the cell. The victim had used a piece of his clothing to commit the alleged act.

The scene was visited by the Nadi Resident Magistrate and a Doctor from the Nadi Hospital prior to the removal of the victim?s body.

An inquest docket has been opened and is under investigation.

FIJI POLICE