Mother and son chopped to death

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The National, Tuesday 20th December 2011

A woman and her six-year-old child reportedly had their heads chopped off on Sunday at Kararada village, Oro Bay, Northern.
Provincial police commander Supt Victor Isouve said Victoria Sorari and her son, George Sorari, were killed by a relative using a bush knife.
He said the relative was escorting them to their home when he pulled out a bush knife and chopped the child’s head off before turning on the mother.
Police said the motive for the killing was not known but they believed the suspect was under the influence of eveka, a locally brewed alcoholic drink.
Police said the man was caught the same day and was locked up at the Popondetta police station.
Meanwhile, Isouve said a body of a female was found in the Dunho Creek, outside Popondetta, last Tuesday with marks on her neck.
He said she could possibly have been strangled to death.
Police said the woman and her husband earlier had an argument.
Police said the husband was wanted for questioning but was on the run. 
In another incident, Isouve said police shot a notorious criminal wanted for a string of serious crimes in the province.
He said the teenager from Bolubolu, Milne Bay, was shot on the knees at Kakandetta along the Kokoda highway last Friday after a tip-off.
He said the man and his gang were in the process of robbing PMVs travelling on the highway when police intervened and a gun battle ensued.
He said during the gunfire, he tried to escape but was shot on both legs.
Isouve said he was rushed to the Popondetta General Hospital but died shortly after