Popua man hospitalised after wife beats him with wood, similar cases go unreported, Police say

A 45-year-old man from Popua is being treated in hospital after his 39-year-old wife allegedly attacked and beat him with a piece of wood.

The victim’s condition was unknown.

Police said the couple had been drinking before the incident happened.

Police have arrested the wife and she remains in Police custody to appear in court.

The couple has 10 children, local media reported.

The reports said Police have revealed there were a number of similar  incidents in Tonga in which the husbands had been beaten by their wives but they were not reported to Police.

According to the reports this is because of the stigma and embarrassment men may feel as victims of domestic violence.

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