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Husband escapes prison sentence

Mere Naleba
Saturday, December 08, 2012

A MAN charged with one count of acting with intent to cause grievous harm has been handed a suspended sentence by the High Court in Lautoka.

Adriu Kata appeared before judge Justice Sithamabarampillay Thurairaja and pleaded guilty.

Justice Thurairaja sentenced Kata to nine months imprisonment suspended for two years.

Kata assaulted his wife, who was the complainant, on July 17 of this year.

The court heard that on the day, the couple, who have eight children, returned home from work and drank beer. Later Kata's wife wanted to go clubbing and this angered him.

Kata punched and hit his wife with a bottle and then pulled her to the kitchen where he stabbed her.

She told the court she was not able to support their eight children without his financial support and Kata agreed he would continue to support his wife and children without condition. The couple also underwent extensive counselling under the supervision of the State counsel.





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