Father in custody for allegedly hitting daughter and niece

Police has confirmed that a man is dead following a road accident in Tavua this morning

A FOUR-year-old girl is admitted at the Colonial War Memorial hospital after he was allegedly assaulted by his father at their home in Samabula, Suva.

Police confirmed the 25-year-old man was now in their custody for the alleged assault of not only his daughter but also his three-year-old niece.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro said the matter came to light when a close relative who saw visible injuries on the girls’ bodies reported the matter at the Samabula Police Station.

She said the alleged assault had occurred last week.

She added initial information gathered was that the suspect had allegedly thrown a root crop at his niece and slapped her several times, and then later allegedly hit his daughter with an object causing injuries.

Investigations continue.