Labasa woman passes away after she was allegedly assaulted by 3 members of her family

Labasa woman passes away after she was allegedly assaulted by 3 members of her family

By Vijay Narayan
Tuesday 23/05/2023

A woman who was allegedly assaulted by three members of her family last month, passed away at the Labasa Hospital yesterday.

Police say on the 24th of April, the 39 year old victim was allegedly assaulted by her brother-in-law and his wife, when she tried to stop them from fighting in their home in Malau.

It is alleged that her husband pulled her from the two and threw her in a nearby drain where he continued to assault her.

She was rushed to the Labasa Hospital and admitted in critical condition.

The matter was reported to Police on the 26th of April by the victim’s brother.

Labasa Police received the notification of her death yesterday.

The case has been classified as an alleged murder.

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