Man beat, tied up and imprisoned woman in Puke still on the loose

Tongan Police are searching for a 28-year-old man from Navutoka suspected of beating, tying up and locking his partner in a hut located in a plantation in Puke.

The 20-year-old woman from Vaini was then left alone for days without food but she managed to escape while the assailant disappeared.

She was rushed to hospital by some Good Samaritans in the area and received medical treatment.

Although local media have identified the victim and the perpetrator, Sia Adams from Police Communication Department in Tonga said Police did not release details of the alleged attacker and the victim. She also declined to comment on specific details of the woman’s story

“…we have not released the names of both victim and suspect and we haven’t arrested the suspect yet”, Adams said.

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