Man charged with raping 15 year old during curfew hours in a cemetery

Man charged with raping 15 year old during curfew hours in a cemetery

By Pratika Mala
Wednesday 01/07/2020

A 25-year-old man who allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl during the curfew hours in a cemetery in Suva appeared before High Court Judge Justice Riyaz Hamza this morning.

It is alleged that on the 10th of last month, Malakai Tausia pulled the girl from a taxi stand and went on a drinking spree.

It is alleged Tausia then took the 15-year-old to a cemetery and raped her during the curfew hours.

The court was told the girl ran to a nearby police tent and the officers caught Tausia.

Tausia is charged with two counts of rape and one count of failure to comply with curfew orders.

The case will be called on the 22nd of this month.

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