A FIGHT that allegedly led to an Asian man's death is alleged to have started after an iTaukei man pulled the victim's hair.
Aminio Rawaiduvu, charged with one count of manslaughter, appeared before High Court judge Justice Janaka Bandara yesterday.
The first State witness, Esala Ligani, a security guard at the Angels nightclub, testified to what he witnessed on the night of October 21 last year.
Mr Ligani said he was working that night and about 11.30pm, he saw three men who appeared drunk walk past him and enter a restaurant beside the Signals nightclub.
He said he knew two of the men, one a bowser attendant and another a bouncer at the Union Club, who reeked of alcohol.
Mr Ligani said he saw the bowser attendant, who he identified as Mr Rawaiduvu, pull the Asian man's hair then they tussled.
As a result, he said Mr Rawaiduvu fell on the ground.
He said a few minutes later, the Asian man returned to where he was standing before the fight and continued to play with his phone.
He said he saw Mr Rawaiduvu give his bag and food to his friend and walk towards the Asian man.
He said Mr Rawaiduvu hit the man's face with his fist and the man fell and hit his head on the ground.
Mr Ligani said he approached the Asian man with three others who were standing around Signals nightclub and they noticed that the man was unconscious.
He said they poured ice water on him and tried to wake him up but to no avail.
Mr Ligani said as they put the man in a taxi to take him to the hospital, he saw the bowser attendant going towards Dragons nightclub.
The trial continues today.