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‘Unlawful wounding’

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa Nasinu The dailies reported of a case where a suspect who is charged with one count of unlawful wounding appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court on Thursday. (FS
15 Oct 2012 08:16

Savenaca Vakaliwaliwa
Nasinu

The dailies reported of a case where a suspect who is charged with one count of unlawful wounding appeared in the Suva Magistrates Court on Thursday. (FS 13/10)
The accused is alleged to have punched and sliced the complainant’s face with a kitchen knife after being accused of stealing the complainant’s mobile phone.
The charge “unlawful wounding” gives the impression that there is also the existence of “lawful wounding.”
I guess, the wounding and hospitalisation of the five escapees could be classed as “lawful wounding” in the guise of “reasonable force.”




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