Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 8:29 PM on Saturday 30 August

/ Front page / News

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.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Rebels take our soldiers
  2. Mother prays for son's safety
  3. Businessman on $2k bail
  4. PM assures nation
  5. UN seeks to locate Fijian peacekeepers
  6. Request rejected
  7. UN calls for immediate release of Fijian men
  8. WHAT THE PARTIES SAY
  9. Majority want to know more about our land
  10. Rooney to lead

Top Stories this Week

  1. Shocking discovery Tuesday (26 Aug)
  2. Numbers list stays Monday (25 Aug)
  3. Van Gaal unhappy Wednesday (27 Aug)
  4. Woman of faith Monday (25 Aug)
  5. Unacceptable Tuesday (26 Aug)
  6. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  7. Police act Wednesday (27 Aug)
  8. Man wants death probe Monday (25 Aug)
  9. Unhappy Fijians Tuesday (26 Aug)
  10. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)