Murder victim's relatives give petition to police

The family and friends of a murder victim are demanding a bel-kol – or compensation of K20 000 to be met by the family of a man whom they alleged was involved in the murder of their loved one.

The family of Cassidy Kausik, who was killed on Monday, September 17th , has given a petition to the Lae police.

According to a family friend, the murder has not been taken lightly, adding that the person who allegedly led the fight should be held accountable for his death.

The two page petition was addressed to the Lae Metropolitan Superintendent, OIC - Lae Police, the alleged suspects’ family and other persons whom they claim are somehow tied into this situation.

The demands also include that the alleged suspects come forward with their statements – especially the main ones by Wednesday this week.

They are demanding that all costs, including the repatriation and funeral be met by the people who are believed to be involved in this murder.

The friends and family claim that they know who the suspects are and want them to immediately own up and not take this further.

They said while they respect the rule of law, and they would appreciate that the demands be met before the repatriation of the body to its final resting place in Wewak East Sepik province on Friday 29th of September.

Imelda Wavik