Hammer attack leaves daughter injured, father appears in court

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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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  1. @copyright - ʻOku tapu ke hiki tatau ʻa e ongoongoni ni ʻo pulusi ʻi ha feituʻu kehe

    Hā he fakamaauʻanga ha tangata mei Pili taʻu 32 ki hono tāʻaki ha hāmala ʻa hono ʻofefine taʻu 13.

    ʻOku pehē ne taaʻi ʻaki e hāmalá e ʻateʻivaʻe ʻo e taʻahiné ni pea iku ai ke fai hano tafa.

    Ko e meʻa ʻeni ne hoko ʻi Fēpueli ka ne toki ʻilo ki ai ʻa e kau polisí he uike kuo ʻosí hili ia ha feinga faitoʻo ʻa e ʻofefiné ʻi fale mahaki.

    Ne puke ai pe tangataʻeikí ni ʻo fakaʻilo ki he tā fakatupu lavea pea hā ko ʻeni ʻaneafi ʻi he fakamaauʻangá.