Crime

Baravilala Further Remanded For Alleged Biting Of Partner’s Ear

A 31-year-old labourer who is alleged to have bitten his defacto partner’s ear, appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday.
23 Jan 2020 14:36
Baravilala Further Remanded For Alleged Biting Of Partner’s Ear
Yavala Baravilala outside Suva Court. Photo: Ashna Kumar

A 31-year-old labourer who is alleged to have bitten his defacto partner’s ear, appeared at the High Court in Suva yesterday.

Yavala Baravilala is charged with four counts of act with intent to cause grievous harm and one count of resisting arrest.

He appeared before Judge Justice Daniel Goundar.

The alleged incident happened on January 5 at Sukanaivalu Road in Nabua in Suva.

The alleged incident happened after an argument broke out between the accused and the complainant who were believed to be drunk.

State prosecutor from the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions requested for 21 days to file Information and Disclosures in the matter.

The prosecutor also told the court that the complainant was the accused’s de facto partner and all the alleged incidents occurred on the same day from one transmission.

The prosecutor also told the court that as per her knowledge, there was no evidence of a domestic violence restraining order issued against the accused.

Baravilala told the court that he worked as a casual worker with his uncle and that he was not aware of any DVRO issued against him.

He also sought for legal representation from the Legal Aid Commission.

The matter has been adjourned for plea on February 13.

Baravilala has been further remanded in custody.

Edited by Selita Bolanavanua

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