The deceased was stabbed during a fight last week at one of the communities in Taraka when he succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.
His passing led to a riot among members of the community and police in Lae were on high alert, saying situation was very tense.
Chief Inspector Timothy Pomoso, standing in for the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, said the incident has caused a disturbance amongst the communities and police were monitoring it.
However, he is confident the police personnel will contain the issue.
More updates to follow…