Attempted murder

Fiji court finds man guilty of murdering 5 people

Mohammed Raheesh Isoof was convicted this afternoon after Justice Thushara Rajasinghe ruled that the prosecution proved beyond a reasonable doubt that Isoof had killed the family of five in August 2019.

Isoof was charged with five counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

The bodies of a 63-year-old carpenter, Nirmal Kumar, his 54-year-old wife, Usha Devi, their 34-year-old daughter, Nileshni Kajal and Kajal's two daughters aged 11 and 8 years were discovered in the Nausori Highlands about 28km out of Nadi.

Vanuatu man jailed for attempted murder in church

The Daily Post newspaper names the man as Johnon Namri of Tanna, a former boxer who reportedly accused the pastor of having an affair with his wife.

Namri had acted after the pastor's clothes were allegedly seen by his daughter in his wife's room in the church compound.

In sentencing the man, Vanuatu's Chief Justice Vincent Lunabek said it was clear the accused planned to kill his wife for her alleged infidelity.