A 25-year-old man is in police custody for allegedly assaulting his 4-year-old daughter and 3-year-old niece.
The alleged incident was reported at the Samabula Police Station Wednesday by a close relative who saw visible injuries on the bodies of the young children when visiting their Samabula home.
The alleged assault occurred last week.
Police say the initial information gathered is that the man allegedly threw a root crop at his 3-year-old niece and slapped her several times and later allegedly assaulted and hit his daughter with an object causing injuries.
The 4-year-old is currently admitted at CWM Hospital.ADVERTISEMENT Listen to the latest news on our 5 radio stations Legend FM, Viti FM, Radio Sargam, FM96 and Navtarang.