Woman dead after alleged assault by partner

A 23-YEAR-OLD woman is dead after being allegedly indecently assaulted by her partner at a house in Nasese, Suva last Friday.

In a statement, Police said her partner, a 28-year-old man was a farmer from Kadavu.

Police said it was alleged that her partner who was now in police custody was heavily intoxicated when he committed the offence.

The statement revealed that the woman was pregnant.

She was then rushed to the Colonial War Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police also stated that the post mortem is being conducted today as investigations continue.

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