19-Year-Old In Court, Charged with Holland Street Rape
Isoa Rainima, 19, of Vatuwaqa appeared at the Suva Magistrates Court yesterday charged with rape.
It is alleged that Rainima had raped a 23-year-old student at Holland Street, Suva last December.
He is charged with one count of assault with intention to rape, seven counts of rape and one count of robbery.
State Prosecutor Priti Prasad requested that the matter be transferred to the High Court in Suva and his application to be dealt by the High Court.
According to the Defence lawyer Bernice Lata, Rainima was beaten up while in Police custody.
An application was made for Rainima’s medical examination and a copy to be submitted in court as evidence.
Ms Prasad told that Court that there were two medical reports made before and after the chief examination.
Magistrate Priyantha Liyanage granted the Defence’s application for another medical report.
Rainima was remanded into custoday.
The case will be heard at the High Court in Suva on February 24.
Edited by Ranoba Baoa.