Alleged rugby assault investigation underway

Action from the U19 game between Ratu Kadavulevu School and Lelean Memorial School at the Sila school grounds in the Eastern zone. Picture: TALEBULA KATE/FILE

THE investigation into the alleged assault of a student during the round robin matches of the eastern zone rugby competition is still underway.

Fiji Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said a complaint was received by the Force of the alleged assault of a student who attends a school in Nausori.

“We’ve only had one complaint and that was the 19-year-old student of  Nausori and he reported that he was assaulted by another student of a boarding school in Tailevu,” Naisoro said.

Eastern Secondary School rugby zone president Solomone Seru said they will conduct a meeting today regarding the issue.

“We will have a meeting today at 5pm, regarding the incident and make a decision on the matter,” Seru said.

The photo of the assaulted student wearing his school’s rugby jersey went viral on social media last weekend as he lay on a hospital bed.

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