Alex Mitchley
1 minute read
11 Apr 2014
4:51 pm

No charges laid over rugby student brawl

Alex Mitchley

Charges have yet to be laid over the brawl in Potchefstroom where a female student was injured when she intervened in the altercation.

Irini Agathagelou ,21, has claimed she was beaten by a rugby player at the Varsity Cup Final. Picture: Supplied

The fight took place on Monday evening in a fast food restaurant after the North-West University (Pukke) lost to the University of Cape Town (Ikeys) in the Varsity Cup final.

Irini Agathagelou, 21, said on Facebook that she was a victim of woman abuse, claiming she was beaten by a Ikeys rugby player.

Agathagelou said she was assaulted when she tried to intervene in a fight between the Ikeys player and a Pukke player in a local wimpy. She said the player, “gave me a right hook in my face, he tried to hit me again but someone stopped him”.

The attack allegedly left her with five stitches to the face, a concussion and neck and back injuries.

However Sergeant Kelebogile Moleko said that no one has come forward to report the incident.

“There is no record of a case being registered,” said Moleko.

The video that emerged since the incident shows a full out brawl involving a number of men. Agathagelou can be seen getting involved in the fight and hitting the same man that eventually hit her.

Many commenting on the incident have claimed police were on scene and pepper-sprayed a number of those involved in the fight including the man that hit Agathagelou. However Moleko said that no police were called to the scene and urged those involved in the fight should come forward and open a case.

The Ikeys Rugby Club released a statement saying they are aware of the allegation.

“We take the allegations seriously and will fully co-operate with an investigation. While the processes are under way the player accused is entitled to the presumption of innocence, but if the accusation is proven we will take appropriate action.”