NCD metropolitan superintendent Ben Turi told Loop PNG that the deceased reportedly jumped out of a police vehicle in an attempt to escape detention.
According to police reports, the deceased was picked up after the bus he was driving ran into a power pole at East Boroko.
“The public tried to beat him up so officers picked him up. While on their way to the Boroko Police Station, he jumped out of the cage,” says Turi.
“A security vehicle then picked him up and took him to the hospital, where he died at 5pm yesterday (Dec 14).”