A TEENAGED girl is in a serious condition at the Lautoka Hospital after being struck on the head with a chopper.
The 15-year-old girl and her 35-year-old mother were attacked inside their home at Vuniyasi in Nadi by a man about 8:30pm on Saturday.
The mother, who was also struck on the head with a chopper, is recovering at the Nadi Hospital.
Police spokesman, Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri said the mother and daughter were in the sitting room when the suspect entered their home through the kitchen window.
"The 30-year-old suspect removed four louvre blades from the kitchen window and entered the house," he said.
"When the girl heard some noise, she went to the kitchen to check and confronted the suspect, who picked up a chopper and struck her on the head.
"After hearing the commotion, the girl's mother went to the kitchen to check and she was also struck on the head by the suspect."
Insp Sokomuri said the suspect fled from the home after attacking the mother and daughter.
He said the suspect was later arrested by police and he was in custody at the Nadi Police Station yesterday.