Women appearing for assault on the rise


The number of women appearing in court on assault-related charges involving another woman is on the rise, Boroko District Court magistrate Laura Kuvi says.
“The court deals with up to 15 cases involving woman assaulting another woman, for whatever reasons they have, but the number of women appearing in court for assault cases alone is rising,” she said.
Kuvi said this yesterday when adjourning the case of Brendah Gangah, 30, from Kala Warakum in Western Highlands.
Gangah is charged with assault and threatening to assault a member of an aircraft crew on Oct 7.
She was not present in court yesterday for her arraignment.
The court heard that if Gangah pleaded guilty, the court would proceed to sentence her but if she denied the charge, then a trial would be conducted.
Kuvi said Gangah had another matter with her husband at the Family Court in Port Moresby on Oct 25 so her case was adjourned to Oct 26.
It was alleged that Ganga allegedly smashed a bottle of perfume five times on the head of the flight attendant at the Jackson international Airport in Port Moresby.
Police also alleged that Gangah scratched the flight attendant’s face, causing facial injuries in front of passengers bound for Brisbane, Australia.
It was also alleged that both women were married to the same husband and allegedly met on the same plane. Gangah is on a K1000 bail.

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