Land dispute

Man Killed Over Land Dispute

Police in Manus Province reported that the incident occurred at So-uh village in PNKA LLG, Lorengau.

Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said on Tuesday the 24th of August, between 7 and 8pm, a suspect confronted the deceased and had an argument with him over a long outstanding land dispute.

During that time, the suspect swung a bush knife at the deceased and cut his windpipe.

The suspect escaped into the bushes while the victim was taken to his house, where he succumbed to his injuries.

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Manus provincial police commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said a group of men attacked the deceased, Thomas Soongkombek, on Saturday (November 18) with a piece of timber and hit him on his forehead.

The fight took place at Ndrehet village in PNKA LLG, Lorengau between 1pm and 2pm.

“The deceased sustained a fracture to his brain. He was transported to Bundralis Health Centre but died upon arrival.

“His body was transported by boat to Manus Provincial Hospital and place in morgue for autopsy,” he said.