Assault cases involving women on rise

Unlawful assault cases coming to court that stems from affairs is on the rise says a magistrate that deals with Summary Offense cases at the Boroko District Court.

Magistrate Laura Kuvi today said the number of women appearing in court for assault cases in relation to affairs is on the rise.

Her comments today comes after Magistrate Mariestella Painap also raised the same sentiments last Thursday when handing down the sentence against a woman who assaulted another woman on assumptions she was having an affair with her husband.

Magistrate Kuvi said the Boroko District Court sees up to 10 unlawful assault cases a day, all related to fights between women over affairs.  

She made these comments when adjourning the case of Brenda Cangah, a woman who was charged with unlawful assault and threatening a member of an aircraft crew.

The woman from Western Highlands Province did not appear in court today despite the complainant being present.

She is expected back in court next week where her charges will be read and explained to her.

It is alleged she assaulted a flight attendant on board an international Air Niugini flight on Oct 7.

She is currently on K1,000 bail.






Sally Pokiton