Alleged killer on the loose


Police are looking for a suspect from Kumbuhun village, West Yangoru, East Sepik who allegedly murdered his 23-year-old brother early this month.
East Sepik Commander Supt Albert Beli said the suspect, who was under the influence of alcohol, assaulted his sister-in-law at Kumbuhun village on June 8.
The wife requested her husband to question his brother why he assaulted her.
On June 9, the suspect sent his wife to ask the wife of the deceased why she reported him to the brother.
The two women started an argument which then led to a fight.
The deceased saw his wife and sister-in-law fighting and he went to stop the two.
The suspect thought his younger brother was trying to fight with his wife so he took his grass knife and stabbed his younger brother.
The deceased ran into the cocoa garden but the suspect followed.
The villagers tried to stop the suspect but the deceased had already sustained multiple serious wounds and had lost a lot of blood.
The villagers rushed him to Yangoru health centre but he succumbed to his injuries.
His body is at the Boram General Hospital morgue in Wewak awaiting a post-mortem.
Meanwhile, a 27-year-old man from Boem village, West Yangoru died and two others sustained severe injuries during an accident along the Sepik Highway on May 29.
Beli said the man was travelling in a public transport from West Yangoru to Wewak when the engine of the vehicle failed and overturned.
The man died at the accident scene while the other two injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Supt Beli said the driver was later arrested and charged while the investigations were continuing.