A man from Pili in Nukuʻalofa appeared in court yesterday after he allegedly beat his 13-year-old daughter with a hammer.
The local media have reported the 32-year-old father allegedly hit the girl on the calf of her leg in which she later required to have an operation at Vaiola Hospital.
Police said the attack happened in February but it was only brought to their attention after the daughter sought medical assistance for her injury at the hospital.
The details of the hearing yesterday were not immediately available.
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