A SECOND alleged gang rape involving four men has been reported from an island in the north.
This has prompted police to again plead with parents to know the whereabouts of their children.
Divisional Police Commander North Assistant Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi yesterday dispatched a team of police officers to the island in a province on Vanua Levu.
"The alleged rape incident happened last Saturday but was reported a few days later which was why we sent a team today (yesterday)," ASP Rainibogi said.
"The victim is a 21-year-old who was invited to a drinking party last weekend where the alleged incident happened," she said.
"At this stage we cannot determine whether she has a boyfriend and whether he was at the party and neither can we determine whether she blacked out," she added. ASP Rainibogi said police had started the search for the four men.
She said it was not clear whether the girl was invited by friends to the party.
"We are pleading with parents to know the whereabouts of their children and who they hang out with even if they are 20 years and above," ASP Rainibogi said.
"Parents still need to supervise children under their care and it is important for them to know where their children go," she said.
Last month, six men allegedly raped a secondary school student in the same province. The men are now in custody after appearing in court for the charge of rape.