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70-year-old in custody

Nasik Swami
Friday, February 08, 2013

A 70-YEAR-old man is in police custody after he was implicated in a rape case involving a 10-year-old girl in an island over the weekend.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the matter was reported to police by the victim's father who witnessed the alleged incident.

"It was alleged that the victim was sent on an errand by her father to get something from their house," Insp Sokomuri said.

He said while the victim was searching for the item, the suspect entered and allegedly raped the victim.

"The suspect was disturbed by the victim's father who followed her into their house," Insp Sokomuri said. Police statistics reveal that the number of rape cases from January until now totals up to 50 cases.

Police said the Central Division had so far recorded one, 13 in the Northern Division, 11 in the Eastern Division, 12 in the Southern Division and 12 in the west, and the one case reported for this month.





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