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Man misses bat, spears friend

Serafina Silaitoga
Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A BAT hunting trip turned ugly for two friends on Saturday evening when one of them speared the other.

The 40-year-old villager from Nubunikavula outside Labasa Town was accidently speared by his friend while they were in the bush.

Acting north police commander Acting Senior Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi said the victim was accidently speared when his comrade let loose a spear intended for a bat he had spotted in a tree.

"The victim is in serious condition at Labasa Hospital under medical observation due to the grave injuries he sustained," said Acting SSP Rainibogi.

"The suspect is in police custody and is being questioned at the moment in relation to the incident.

"Our men are also out on the ground doing their investigations and we can confirm that we have received a police report."

Acting SSP Rainibogi also warned members of the public to be careful when carrying out high-risk activities.

"Our safety and security should remain a priority and activities such as spearing of bats should not be taken lightly," she said.





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