Tragedy struck a loving Indo-Fijian family as an eight-year-old boy was accidentally shot dead as he was playing with his ten-year-old friend at Sabeto (Nadi), on January 26.
Mohammed Khubeb Khan was pronounced dead following a medical examination while his friend Mohammed Nabil Khan (14) was stated to be recovering in a Lautoka hospital.
It is understood that the members of the Khan family, who normally live in Auckland, were in Fiji to oversee the completion of their house and conduct the formal opening on January 27.
“A large number of our relatives and friends were invited for the opening. Sadly, we will not be rejoicing but mourning the death of young Khubeb, who was the only boy in Mr Khan’s family,” a relative told the Fiji Times.