23 Jan 2008

Fiji woman in custody over drowning incident

1:52 pm on 23 January 2008

A woman in Fiji is in custody amid claims she drowned her two young children after an argument with her husband.

Corporal Suliano Tevita says the 22-year-old woman was expected to be charged with the murder of her two girls after allegedly throwing them off a bridge into a river.

One of the girls was just two months old, the other was 21 months old.

Corporal Tevita says a post-mortem examination on the bodies of the children should be completed today.

Charges could follow the findings.