​Young man killed while defending father

The nation’s capital has recorded 5 deaths in the past week.

NCD metropolitan superintendent, Ben Turi, told Loop PNG that last week, a young man from Samarai, Milne Bay Province, was killed after he attempted to defend his father from getting mugged by youths from a nearby settlement. This was at the Waigani/Morata bus stop.

“They were bashing up the old man when he stepped in to protect him,” says Turi.

The settlers turned around and attacked the victim with bush knives and stones. Unfortunately, the young man succumbed to his injuries.

In another incident, a group of men from Wabag attacked and killed a Goilala man.

“They then dumped his body at the Baruni Dump. This happened sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning,” revealed Turi.

For the Goilala and Samarai killing, it was difficult to identify the culprits as they were in a group.

The third killing involves the recent Mahuru clash, where a Don Bosco student from Ialibu, Southern Highlands, was killed over the weekend.

The three incidents involved the use of stones and bush knives, says Turi.

Meanwhile, two deaths have also been recorded from fatal accidents last Thursday.

During the day, around the Waigani Central area, a 13-year-old boy was run over.

The driver was taken in for questioning and traffic police is working on the case.

“At Laloki, outside Port Moresby, a man died after a sedan and a police vehicle collided,” states Turi.

“The sedan, belonging to Dekenai Constructions, was driving at high speed. The driver tried to avoid a pothole when he ran into the police 10-seater.”

While the driver of the sedan was killed, the police officers were unharmed.

(Loop file pic)

Carmella Gware