Last Updated: Oct 7, 2007 - 3:08:10 PM

Hunt on for kill suspects
Oct 7, 2007 - 3:07:43 PM

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Police assistant spokesman, Corporal Suliano Tevita said the group unlawfully used a rental car registration number LR 775 which was later found at Yaladro in Ba.

"Police are waiting for the post mortem examination while investigations are continuing," he said.

Fiji Chamber of Commerce president Swani Maharaj said the interim Government should introduce more stringent penalties or better yet, introduce the death penalty for killing another person. He said the business community was concerned and efforts should be made by the law enforcement agencies to ensure the perpetrators were caught.

Residents of Toko in Tavua have been living in fear after the body of businessman Narendra Bajpai, 66, was found in a drain on Saturday from a robbery gone wrong the previous night.

He was allegedly hit with an iron rod and his hands and legs tied before being thrown into the drain by three masked men.

Cousin Anita Narayan said Mr Bajpai was closing the burglar grills outside his shop at 9pm on Friday when he was allegedly attacked by three masked men.

"They took hold of him and told him to give them the key to the shop but he refused and threw the key into the bush and that was when they became very angry," she said.

She said the three men hit his head with an iron rod, tied his hands and feet and threw him inside the nearby drain before they went around the shop to Mr Narayan's residence.

Mrs Narayan said Mr Bajpai's wife, sisters and mother-in-law were home when the masked men told them to give in all their jewelleries and some cash.

The women later found Mr Bajpai in the drain.

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