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Girl in hospital, 8 in police custody

Salaseini Moceiwai
Sunday, August 03, 2014

EIGHT male students are in police custody in relation to a drinking party that landed a girl in hospital yesterday.

Police spokesman Inspector Atunaisa Sokomuri confirmed the students were from a Western school.

"The students, some of whom are juveniles, were part of a drinking party near the tramline in Labasa on Saturday night," he said.

"The girl was found lying heavily intoxicated and was taken to the hospital. She has been medically examined.

"As for the students, they are still at the Labasa Police Station and are being interrogated.

"That's the update we currently have but investigation into the matter still continues."

The situation has spurred fresh calls from the police for tight security and monitoring process to be applied on students travelling for sports and other activities.

"We are requesting the officials travelling with their students to closely monitor their movements, especially when they are travelling to a new place," said Insp Sokomuri.

"It's important to carefully monitor children because the last thing we want is for students to stay back for police interrogation while their colleagues return to their homes.

"The organisers should look into this matter so that students don't entangle themselves with the law."








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