Tonga police charge two men with manslaughter

Police in Tonga have charged two men in relation to the death of a 19-year-old man from Kolomotu’a on Monday, 26 November 2018.

The suspects aged 19 and 21 respectively are from Ha’atafu.

The victim was found on the side of the main road at Ha’atafu with injuries to his head last Sunday morning.

Officers from Nukunuku Police Station rushed the victim to the hospital where he died the following day.

Police allege that the two suspects and the victim were drinking alcohol together when they got into a fight where the suspects allegedly assaulted the victim.

The father of one of the suspects when told of the incident took both suspects to Nukunuku Police Station on Sunday night.

Both suspects remain in police custody to appear at the Nukunuku Magistrate Court today.


Malia Penisini
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