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Lack Of Evidence Frees Labasa Man

A man who was charged with assaulting his wife has been acquitted by a magistrate because the prosecution had failed to provide enough evidence and reliable information. Appearing before Magistrate
25 Mar 2017 10:00
Lack Of Evidence Frees Labasa Man
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A man who was charged with assaulting his wife has been acquitted by a magistrate because the prosecution had failed to provide enough evidence and reliable information.

Appearing before Magistrate Cama Tuberi yesterday at the Labasa Magistrates Court, Rajesh Kumar, was told he was a free man because “there was no evidence of assault and no evidence of injury”.

Kumar told the Fiji Sun that he felt at peace as eight years of wait had come to an end.

“I am pleased that I have received justice at last,” Kumar said.

“It is so sad that I was blamed for a crime that I did not commit and also in the process endured so much shame as my wife has resettled.” It was alleged that the 48-year-old man had assaulted his 46-year-old wife while they were at home in Dreketilailai, Macuata Province in 2009. Kumar was charged with one count of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The father of three pleaded not guilty and was represented by Legal Aid Commission lawyer, Aisea Paka.

Edited by Naisa Koroi

shratikan@fijisun.com.fj

 

 

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