A man has been charged with murder of his wife who died while the two were enjoying themselves at a resort during their honeymoon.
The body of the 38-year-old Christe Chen was found at the Turtle Island resort as the husband Bradley Dawson could not be found.
The incident happened on July, 9 following the couple’s wedding in February.
Bradley became a prime suspect in the case as he could not be found when the lifeless body of his wife was discovered.
He was later found and taken into police custody. However, police said he was uncooperative to talk to the police when he was quizzed about the incident.
Magistrate Sekonaia Vodokisolomone, at a High Court in Fiji’s second largest island Lautoka said Bradley committed an ‘indictable offence’ and transferred the case.
The deceased was a pharmacist at Krogers and her husband is an IT professional for Youth Villages, a non-profit that helps children.
Reacting, Bradley’s employer sent condolences to the bereaved family and said they had suspended Bradley indefinitely.
“Bradley Dawson was an IT professional at Youth Villages. He has been suspended pending further information. It is our understanding Ms Chen was his wife, and our condolences go out to her family,” said Youth Villages in a statement.
Fiji is a country in the South Pacific, is an archipelago of more than 300 islands. It’s famed for rugged landscapes, palm-lined beaches and coral reefs with clear lagoons.