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Rape case to be summed up on Monday

January 26, 2019 7:28 am

The Suva High court will next week sum up the case of an uncle who is alleged to have raped his nephew in Colo-i-Suva in Naitasiri

The 29-year-old is charged with three counts of rape.

The alleged incidents happened between January 1st and April 17th in 2014.

Yesterday in their closing submitting, the Prosecution claimed it had proven its case beyond reasonable doubt.

Prosecution stated that while the victim was giving evidence he spoke of the incidents to memory of five years ago.

State also highlighted the victim described the incidents as sad and painful but was adamant that the accused had carried out the attacks.

The Defence lawyer, argued that prosecution never confirmed the identity of the accused, stating that the victim nor the other witnesses had never identified the accused in court.

This broke out into a heated argument between the two counsels with Assistant DPP Shyamala Alagendra claiming that the victim and the accused were related and that this is a case of recognition and not dock identification.

The Judge replied to this matter stating that the dock identification is a legal issue and it was the most unreliable form of identification.

The Judge will sum up the case on Monday.