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Man arrested for allegedly assaulting daughter and niece

June 14, 2018 3:56 am

A twenty-five-year-old man is in police custody for allegedly assaulting his four-year-old daughter and three-year-old niece.

The alleged incident was reported at the Samabula Police Station yesterday by a close relative who saw visible injuries on the bodies of the young children when visiting their Samabula home.

The alleged assault occurred sometime last week.

Police say initial information gathered reveals the suspect allegedly threw root crop at his niece and slapped her several times.

He later allegedly assaulted his daughter with an object causing injuries.

The suspect’s daughter is currently admitted at the CWM Hospital in Suva.

Investigation continues.