14 May 2019

Man charged with murder in Fiji over death of NZ businessman

11:32 am on 14 May 2019

Reports from Fiji say a man has been charged with murder following the death of a New Zealand businessman in the capital Suva last week.

70710201 - lautoka, fiji -  dec 30 2016:fijian police officers patrolling in the main street. the fiji police force annual statistics reveal an 18% increase in crime cases in 2015.

Fiji police Photo: rafaelbenari/123RF

Fiji Village reported the man aged in his late twenties has been charged with one count of murder and will appear at the Suva Magistrates Court today.

Ashkan Farsani from Auckland was found lying outside Suva's main hospital with stab wounds last Wednesday.

Attempts to save his life were unsuccessful.

The car that dropped him at the hospital was later found abandoned.

Mr Farsani was involved in the taro export industry.