Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 2:14 PM on Wednesday 3 September

/ Front page / News

Domestic violence tops list

Luke Rawalai
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

FOUR out of the eight assault cases received at the Nabouwalu Police Station this year were domestic violence cases.

This was revealed by Inspector Eroni Soqosoqo at the Lekutu district meeting on Tavea Island last week.

Insp Soqosoqo told the district reps that even though the numbers of offences were not critical, it was still a concern since 50 per cent of the cases involved the beating of housewives by their husbands.

"Please, remind villagers under your leadership that the Fiji Police Force has taken a no-drop policy for domestic violence cases," he said.

"This means all cases of that nature will be treated seriously and only the courts may have the final say in such matters.

"Gone are the days when couples could reconcile before the cases proceeded to court, enabling such matters to be settled out of court."

Mr Soqosoqo said most cases of domestic violence they received were those stemming out of heated arguments between couples.


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. Golan crisis
  2. One dead, two in hospital
  3. 45 Fijian soldiers held captive
  4. Prayers of love and hope for blue helmets
  5. Hundreds sign petition opposing park development
  6. Cut in rent stamp duty
  7. Police ink training deal
  8. Candidate to moot for good health
  9. Screening important
  10. Wellness program

Top Stories this Week

  1. Commander confirms captured soldiers 'safe' Friday (29 Aug)
  2. Going Golan Monday (01 Sep)
  3. Show of support Thursday (28 Aug)
  4. Rebels take our soldiers Saturday (30 Aug)
  5. Tough but right Monday (01 Sep)
  6. Police assault claim Thursday (28 Aug)
  7. Military not taking sides Monday (01 Sep)
  8. Teen's ice bucket death Tuesday (02 Sep)
  9. 45 detained Tuesday (02 Sep)
  10. Nusra demands compensation, aid, for release of soldiers Tuesday (02 Sep)