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Woman arrested for assaulting in-law

18 July 2018

A 30-year-old woman has been arrested and charged for allegedly assaulting her 62-year-old mother-in- law at Halavo Village, in Big Ngella, Central Province last Tuesday, 10 July 2018.

Provincial Police Commander (PPC), Central Province Superintendent Patricia Leta said, “The victim is currently admitted at the Tulagi Hospital with swollen ribs, hands and face.”

PPC Leta said her officers received the report on the 10 July and they attended to it on the 11 July 2018.

“It was alleged that the victim arrived home after been to the garden when she was accused by the alleged suspect as to why her son (her brother in-law) charge his battery using her (the suspect’s) solar.

“The suspect was reportedly very angry and allegedly bashed her mother in-law and damaged her properties. She also damaged her brother in-law’s properties.”

The matter was reported to the police following the incident.

Ms Leta has reminded all good families of Central Province not to resort to violence if there is any disagreement within the family.

“There are peaceful ways to address problems. I also wish to thank my hard working officers for attending to the report in a timely manner.”

The suspect will appear in court at a later date for her trial.

- Police Media Unit


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