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Attack Lands Two In Hospital

Attack Lands Two In Hospital
Lautoka Hospital
June 22
19:31 2015

Two people, one of them a 27-year-old hotel worker, have been hospitalised at Lautoka after they were allegedly stabbed by a woman following a drinking party at Martintar, Nadi, early on last Saturday.

Another victim has been treated at Nadi Hospital and sent home.

Meanwhile, a Police statement yesterday said the stabbing incident took place after a heated argument following the drinking party.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said: “This is another alcohol-related case and members of the public are requested to drink responsibly because over indulgence have devastating consequences.”

The alleged assailant has been taken into Police custody as investigations continue.

One of the victims, Josefa Calisalawai, told the Fiji Sun that he and a friend were allegedly attacked by the 25-year-old assailant after she accompanied them to the road to catch a cab after a drinking party.

Calisalawai said the attack was sudden and he felt a sharp object, believed to be a pair of scissors, hit him behind the ear. The incident took place opposite RB Jetpoint at Martintar, Nadi, after 5am when the three came out of a private residence after a drinking session.

“We came out to the road to find transport to go home. All of a sudden the woman started attacking my friend and I stopped her, but she came on again and hit him,” he said.

“I then pushed her away and she attacked me with a sharp object. The next thing I know there was blood flowing down my neck.

“She hit my head behind my ear deeply, which caused a lot of blood flow.

“Luckily there were some people around who held her down and my friend, who was also hurt, hitched a ride to the Nadi hospital.

Mr Calisalawai’s friend, who sustained minor injuries, was discharged from the Nadi Hospital after being treated. Mr Calisalawai was transferred to Lautoka Hospital and is expected to be discharged today.

The drinking party was held at the alleged attacker’s residence where she lived with another woman.

The alleged attacker is believed to have attacked the other woman also after the first attack took place.

The second victim is still in the Lautoka Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit.

Mr Calisalawai, who is originally from Kinoya, Nasinu, but lives at Natadola, said he would now have to miss work until his wounds healed.

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