Two women have appeared in court before Justice of the Peace Nadine Newnham on assault charges connected to an alleged incident in Nikao.
Shayne Jacobonie Warren and
Elliot Elizabeth Julia Hunt appeared in the Criminal Court on Thursday.
Hunt is charged with common
assault and threatening to kill, Warren is charged with common assault.
Lawyer Mark Short appeared
on behalf of both defendants.
Short said he had not yet
received disclosure while police sought bail conditions, that both defendants
surrender their passports and not make contact with the victim.
The pair were summoned to
appear on Thursday after their arrests on Thursday last week.
Police told Cook Islands
News last week the matter had attracted considerable comments on social media,
and police have had to investigate witness evidence and details related to
allegations of assault, which were also levelled at a man on the scene.
Earlier last week a family
reached out to the Rarotonga community seeking more information about an
incident at the Social Centre.
The alleged incident was an
attack on a man, where two females were accused of beating the man.
The family said they were
humbled, as their father put the incident down to being at the wrong place, at
the wrong time.
Both defendants are
scheduled to reappear in court on November 2.