Main suspect in Ra murder charged, due in court

Fiji Police said the main suspect in the murder of a 19-year-old man in Ra over the weekend allegedly assaulted the victim and then staged the scene of the crime to appear as a suicide.

The man in his 50s has since been charged and is expected to appear before a magistrates court in Rakiraki today.

The incident happened in Vatukacevaceva village over the weekend whereby the deceased was first reported missing on Sunday 14 August. His body was found a day later on Monday. The accused has been charged with one count of murder.

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