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Police officer remanded, charged with assaulting wife

Police officer remanded, charged with assaulting wife
Fiji Police
July 04
15:03 2017

A Police officer charged with assault and breach of Domestic Violence Restraining Order (DVRO) has been remanded by the Suva Magistrates Court.

While remanding the 33-year-old officer, Magistrate Deepika Prakash told the accused that this was his time to think about what he had done. The accused requested for the forgiveness of the Court.

However, prosecutor Corporal Sanil Kumar objected to bail saying that the accused had breached a DVRO and he was the husband of the victim.

Corporal Kumar said being a Police officer the accused had decided to take the law into his own hands when he should have known better.

His actions resulted in the wife having bruises and tenderness on her body, Corporal Kumar told the court. The court also heard that the wife of the accused is also a Police officer.

The accused will reappear in court on Thursday.

He is charged with one count of assault causing actual bodily harm and one count of breach of a DVRO.

The alleged incident occurred at the Nasese Police Barracks in Suva.

Edited Naisa Koroi

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