21-year-old man remains in custody over alleged murder of partner


A 19-year-old woman died after she was allegedly assaulted by her 21-year-old partner on Friday night in Colo-I-Suva remains in Police custody at the Valelevu Police Station.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro has confirmed that the victim was Salanieta Leba.

The incident occurred in Colo-i-Suva.

The suspect allegedly punched and stabbed the victim during a heated argument over a Facebook message that was sent to a relative of the victim.

She was rushed to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival

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