Girl Tells Court About Ordeal
The 18-year-old who was allegedly raped when she was 14, recalled how she was abducted at knife point and taken to Nadi and Rakiraki where she claims she was raped by a 37-year-old taxi driver.
The accused, Umendra Kumar, appeared before Justice Riyaz Humza at the High Court in Suva yesterday.
Kumar is charged with one count of abduction and three counts of rape.
It is alleged that Kumar had abducted and raped the then 14-year-old girl in January 2014.
The alleged incidents occurred at Nasinu, Nadi and Rakiraki.
The court heard how the accused allegedly kept the complainant at his uncle’s house in Rakiraki against her wish.
The witness cried throughout her testimony.
She would make her statement, cried intermittently and continue. Judge Humza remained unperturbed.
The complainant also told the court that she managed to get a hold of her mobile phone, which was kept by the accused and informed her mother of her location.
The court also heard that she was allegedly assaulted by the accused before he was arrested and taken to Rakiraki Police Station.
The trial continues tomorrow morning before Justice Humza.
Source : fijisun.com.fj , January 31st, 2018