Man dies after allegedly assaulted by intoxicated men

A 50-year-old Ba resident died in Rakiraki last night after he was allegedly assaulted by a group of heavily intoxicated men.

The victim was travelling with his 10-year-old son when the incident occurred.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said four men who were heavily intoxicated stopped the vehicle driven by the victim in Ellington along the Kings Highway around 8:30pm.

She said the victim was allegedly pulled out of the vehicle, assaulted and fell to the ground where he sustained injuries.

She added he was transferred to the Rakiraki Hospital by a passing vehicle but was pronounced dead on arrival.

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