Senior citizen in custody for alleged assault

A SENIOR citizen in his 60s is in Police custody for allegedly assaulting a 17-year-old student last night.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the suspect was allegedly drunk when he committed the offence in a village in Ra.

She said the man had allegedly punched the victim who was rushed to the Rakiraki hospital before being transferred to the Lautoka hospital because he was having breathing difficulties.

Investigations continue into the alleged assault.

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