The Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) has recorded an increase in family domestic violence around the country.
A statement from the Police said, in 2014 they recorded more than 400 cases reported and as of January to August 2015, there were more than 500 cases reported to police.
This statistic comes as a result of the RSIPF National Community policing Unit continuous, community awareness talk and education program since January 2015, it was revealed.
Following the statistics on this family violence, Police at Guadalcanal province has recently charged one man in his 40’s in relation to death of a 30 year old woman, who was a bashed up by her husband at Kakabona area, which led to her death at the National referral hospital later last week.
“Police investigations alleged the deceased was at home preparing dinner for the family when the husband showed up and called her into their room, where he brutally bashed her into unconsciousness and pool of blood.
“The deceased only awake to the noise of her children crying when they tried to wake her up. The mother was quickly rushed to the National referral hospital by relatives, where she attended medical treatment but later passed away after three days. Later, police arrested and charged the husband with murder at Kakabona community for the death of his wife.”
In the following weekend, police have also attended two more cases of serious injuries at Kakabona community, where two women were attacked by their husbands, leaving one with a broken forearm and the other with internal bleeding on her chest. Police are continuing to investigate the report and urge public assistance to the incident.
Police urge members of the public, particularly women who may have been victims within their homes, to speak up and save others by calling police communication on phone: 999 or 23666.
– Police Media