Murder victim, Auckland businessman

Murder victim, Auckland businessman

Suva, Fiji, May 11, 2019

Ashkan Farsani (Photo Courtesy: Stuff)

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 on Thursday.

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

Two in custody

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.

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