Provincial Police Commander, Chief Inspector David Yapu, said the 18-year-old was sleeping on the road at Ward 7 when the speeding vehicle hit him and dragged him to the side.
The suspect, who was believed to be intoxicated, was driving without his lights.
The incident occurred between 11pm and 1am on Friday April 16th.
The driver, fearing for his life, surrendered immediately to police.
PPC Yapu said when word of the student’s death reached his relatives, they mobilised and rampaged the home of the suspect’s father.