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Probe into alleged rape

Serafina Silaitoga
Monday, February 11, 2013

POLICE have questioned a number of people over the alleged gang rape that happened in the Northern Division last weekend.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the police team dispatched to the island had conducted interviews with suspects.

"We have interviewed a few suspects over the alleged rape and the police team is still doing investigations on the island," Insp Sokomuri said. "At this stage, we cannot reveal any more details as police continue with their investigation.

"However, we are pleading to all the communities to throw in a hand and let's work together to fight these kinds of sexual related activities."

This alleged rape case is the second reported on Vanua Levu.

Police earlier stated that four men were involved and the alleged rape happened during a drinking party.

Divisional Police Commander North Assistant Superintendent of Police Fulori Rainibogi had earlier said the alleged rape took place last Saturday but was reported a few days later.

She also confirmed that the victim was a 21-year-old who was invited to the drinking party.

Last month, six men allegedly raped a secondary school student in the same province and have been remanded in custody.