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Rise in assault cases

Jone Kalouniviti
Tuesday, April 15, 2014

ASSAULT cases in the Nadroga Navosa Province has hit an all-time high with 55 reports already brought to the courts this year.

Divisional police commander West Salacieli Naivilawasa told the Nadroga Navosa Provincial Council meeting last Friday that the statistics were alarming.

Speaking in the iTaukei language, Mr Naivilawasa said the disturbing trend reflected the disconnection between youths, tradition and family values.

He said the marked loss of respect with the generation of today pointed to the family unit where violence had become the easiest option when solving issues.

He said most of those cases also involved the influence of alcohol and marijuana.

Also alarming were rape cases with six already recorded this year, four of which were the defilement of children under the age of 18.

He said the family was where everything began.








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