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45-year-old daughter arrested for abusing her own mother

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 21/03/2017

Police have arrested a 45-year-old daughter of Ma’ufanga in connection with assault and domestic violence.

This follows a complaint from their neighbor that the daughter often physically abuses her 68-year-old mother.

Acting Chief Superintendent of the Nuku’alofa Police Station – Tevita Vailea said, the victim is at Vaiola Hospital for medical treatment.

Doctors are conducting medical tests to confirm the extent of the physical abuse to her body and to provide full report to police.

Vailea said, from the neighbor’s account this kind of physical abuse of the mother has been going on for a while.

He warned the public that domestic violence is a crime and should be reported to Police as soon as possible.

The penalty for such crime is imprisonment depending on the types of abuse committed.

The 45-year-old daughter will appear at the Magistrate court next week.

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