A YOUNG man is admitted at the Labasa Hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by a group of men last weekend.
Police media officer northern Constable Luke Rawalai said the incident happened in Malau during a beer drinking party.
"The victim is an iTaukei young man and he is still admitted at the hospital while investigation continues," he said.
The incident has sparked warnings from police for people to be extra careful when drinking with people they do not know.
"When you are being invited to a drinking party, it's important to know the people you are drinking with for your own safety and security," said Constable Rawalai.
"We are also advising the public not to drink in isolated places far from their homes.
"Because if something bad happens, at least the family members will be notified first instead of seeking for police's help to search for victims."
Constable Rawalai said investigations were continuing.