Kramer wants progress of investigation clarified

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POLICE Minister Bryan Kramer, pictured, wants Acting Police Comm Francis Tokura to respond and clarify the progress of investigations into an 86-year-old woman whose body has been lying in the Alotau Hospital mortuary since last December.
“I will talk to Tokura about this. The police need to respond properly to the case,” he said.
The National reported on July 19 that Rodha Dick was shot dead on Dec 6 after she was caught in a crossfire between the police and Tommy Baker’s gang of killers and robbers.
Baker is still on the run.
Rodha’s son, Napoleon Saevaru, said he had been walking in and out of the Alatou police station but “no one seems to want to address my family’s plight”.
Saevaru lamented: “It’s been more than seven months since my innocent mother was killed. We (family) were not satisfied with the first post-mortem that was conducted on my mother on Dec 18.
“The bullet that hit my mother was not removed. So we requested for a second autopsy.”
Saevaru said the Alotau district court magistrate signed and approved for the second autopsy to be conducted on April 3. “After three months, we are still waiting to claim my mother’s body to give her a decent burial for her to rest in peace.”
Southern command assistant police commander Supt John Maru had told The National also stated that he has not received any reports on the progress of the investigation.

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