A TWENTY NINE-year old man charged with one count of assault appeared in the Labasa Magistrates Court yesterday.
Rajneel Deo pleaded guilty before Magistrate Sia'iniu Fa'alogo Bull.
State prosecutor Nilesh Rohit Prasad told the court that on September 4 last year, Deo assaulted the victim at Wailevu outside Labasa Town during an argument.
The victim was admitted to Labasa Hospital after she suffered minor injuries.
In mitigation, defence lawyer Mele Lemaki told the court Deo was a casual worker who earned about $70 a week.
Ms Lemaki said the accused only had Form Six level education and was supporting two children, she asked the court for leniency.