Village headman dies after an alleged assault


policwThree men are in custody for allegedly assaulting a village headman in Burebasaga village in the province of Rewa yesterday.

Police spokesperson Ana Naisoro says it’s alleged the village headman and others tried to stop the three accused from drinking in the village premises.

The three were alleged to have been highly intoxicated with alcohol and causing trouble in the village.

It’s alleged they assaulted the village headman after getting confronted.

Naisoro says the village headman was rushed to the Nausori hospital but was pronounced dead later.

The post mortem will be conducted today as investigations continue.