Update: 8:58PM A 16-YEAR-old Sigatoka student is in police custody for allegedly trying to rape his 19-year-old bed-ridden cousin.
Police spokeswoman in the West Naina Ragigia said the incident happened last Friday.
Ragigia said the victim's mother had gone to do the family laundry at a
nearby creek while her father had gone to their farm.
"At around 9am, the father was returning from their farm when he heard noises coming from their house," she said.
"He also saw that the house was locked from the inside.
"When he looked in through the window, he saw his nephew taking off his pants while the victim was lying on the bed naked."
Ms Ragigia said the report was given to the police by the victim's father.