10 May 2019

Fiji stabbing victim a New Zealand businessman

4:22 pm on 10 May 2019

A murder investigation has been launched into the death of a New Zealand man who was dropped outside a hospital in Fiji with stab wounds yesterday.

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Photo: Fiji Police

Ashkan Farsani was driven to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, where medical staff unsuccessfully tried to save him.

Sergeant Charles Andrew, of the Southern Division Command Centre, told RNZ that two people are in custody and are being interviewed by police.

They are yet to be charged.

Mr Andrew confirmed that Mr Farsani was from New Zealand and that a murder investigation has been launched.

According to the Fiji Sun newspaper, a man was seen being dropped near the accident and emergency ward yesterday afternoon.

The silver Toyota Prius he'd been in was later found abandoned.

The newspaper reported that two men in their 30s handed themselves in to police.