The 6 people who were taken in for questioning in relation to the rape of a 16 year old student yesterday have been charged.
All 6 have been charged with one count of rape each and will be produced at the Rakiraki Magistrates Court this morning.
The incident is alleged to have occurred on Monday night when the victim was returning from her aunt’s place.
It is alleged that two of the suspects had forcefully taken her from near the village church and led her to a small shed at a sugarcane field where the other four suspects had been waiting.
Following the alleged rape the victim informed her grandfather and an attempt to seek forgiveness by the suspects through a presentation of yaqona was refused by the victim’s mother upon which a report was lodged at the Rakiraki Police Station.
FIJI POLICE FORCE