Officer dies after stabbing

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By SAMUEL BARIASI
A POLICEMAN died after he was allegedly stabbed by his wife on returning home from a party with friends in Tari, Hela, on Monday, police say.
Senior Sergeant Mack Katawala told The National yesterday that probationary constable James Kewa, believed to be 25, from Western Highlands, had a
row with his partner when he arrived home after drinking with friends.
The woman from Chuave in Chimbu was arrested by a soldier who brought her to the Tari police station.
“The partner is in police custody.
“She will be formally arrested and charged,” Katawala said.
He said Kewa was stabbed with a kitchen knife and died between 1am and 2am on Monday while efforts to find transport to take him to the hospital failed.
“After he was stabbed, he came out of his house and was trying to reach the police station to seek assistance to go to the hospital,” Katawala said.
“But he collapsed about 200m away from the police station.”
Someone saw Kewa lying on the ground and raised the alarm.
Efforts were made to find transport to take him to the hospital.
“They could not get help immediately because it was in the early hours of the morning and there were no cars on the road at that time,” Katawala said.
He said they finally managed to find transport about 30 minutes later but Kewa had died.
Police informed Kewa’s relatives of what had happened.
They are now in Tari for the hauskrai.

27 comments

    • Soldiers on operation up at Tari were given “constable powers” to assist the policemen operating in that area since LNG project kicked off

  • Holy Shit, What about stop domestic killing against man.
    Man and Women of PNG are serious as you can see.

    Men beware, You can be murdered even if you are a police with gun by a women. ha ha ha

  • Today women and girls law is very rigid and effective to the fact that they take more and more advantage over their husband whislt man does not. Oh PNG where are we heading now?
    PM JM wants to take PNG back and his MP’s but this kinds of actions and mentality, how can we take back PNG?
    What a cruel action from lame wife.

  • We don’t know the actual reason why he was stabb, woman really feel the pain and can swallow everything until such time it will come to such result so, stop critizing!

  • Gender based violence is common in png. Man and woman are to be protected equally by the law of this country and not the other way around as woman are taking advantage and are causing problems.

  • when all woman protest to stop violence against woman, every body supported them as well as the prime minister and now what? will PM also help to go in public and announce to stop violence against Man? its very funny

  • GENDER BALANCE PLAYS ITS ROLE AT IT BEST. WHATEVER MALE ARE CAPABLE OF HANDLING, FEMALE ARE ALSO CAPABLE OF HANDLING ANYTHING. WE ARE IN THE CHANGING WORLD….. WE ARE ALL EQUAL

    • I agree. We are adopting biased foreign ideas and laws such as LGBT rights etc which work well in advanced societies but backfire on PNG societies. We need to modify/adjust these laws and ideas to reflect the cultures of this country.

  • em tru ya…guys…no joke it’s happening with some of us. I did remember that I thought I had a good wife but she turned around and betrayed me by getting army to surround my house and handsup me while I was drunk and drinking. I don’t know what was going on. I only knew that I was locked up behind bars at police cells.

    so it’s real….women can make you very frustrated and can betray you by handing you over to force (army) where they are irrelevant to dealing with domestic affairs of family.

  • Nana I do agree with you but why stop criticizing, are males different from females?, we are human beings so it`s domestic violence against a male, females too are protected by law. If you are protecting the opposite then don`t & be fair. There are avenues to assist solve marital problems so she is responsible for (violence against a male)murdering her partner.

  • He shouldn’t have gone out drinking. Maybe he he would still be alive without alcohol. So don’t blame the woman. Blame alcohol.

  • What has happen indicates the maturity of this nation. Gender issue is a complicated issue and it doesn’t mean the quality of how high or low we may be. We are Papua New Guineans and if we want to change this issue around to make PNG a better place, it starts now with our own family. We cannot change the past but we can change tomorrow. If we all look at it maturely, there is what we call a law. We all know what is right and what is wrong but the question is why we keep on doing wrong when we all know it is wrong? I am not the one to answer.

    One last question is, are we ignorant to information or too lazy to follow?

  • All of you don’t make any conclusions yet,let her be interview and reason out the real motives of the killings first.

  • Monko,
    Its not about your arresting power here.

    Talk about the seriousness of the situation. Will PNG act on this like the last two issue that went viral on the media getting national and international attention?

  • The best solution to all these domestic violence is that; the couples married must treat each other equally with honesty and respect. Until then there wouldn’t be any form of violence at all in the family. Home is where discipline begins so whether you’re old or new married couple facing violence at home, please I am appealing to all Papua New Guinean men to sit down with your women, figure out the problem and fix it.

    • Brother Sebastian, that’s the answer. Sin in us attracts death into our own lives. Only way to keep death away, is by living sinless, God fearing lives.

  • Monko,
    It’s not about the arresting powers. Anybody can help bring a suspect to police for interrogation and further arresting and charging, which the good soldier did. Sometimes media do misquote. The soldier probably was a good summaritan.
    Soldiers are there to assist police in places like Tari. Thank you that the culprit is behind bars. Bring her over so that she can share the same cell block with Bhosip Kaiwi. Seim ol het problem lain.

  • Monko,
    It’s not about the arresting powers. Anybody can help bring a suspect to police for interrogation and further arresting and charging, which the good soldier did. Sometimes media do misquote. The soldier probably was a good summaritan.
    Soldiers are there to assist police in places like Tari. Thank you that the culprit is behind bars. Bring her over so that she can share the same cell block with Bhosip Kaiwi. Seim ol het problem lain.

  • Very sad when a husband and a wife kills each other.

    Please think before you start doing something that will hurt your partner.

    When we aren’t happy with each other becuase of unusual attitudes go to a Pastor, a Christian, Parents and the Law to sort things out.
    They will help us understand ourselves or give good directions in the way we practice our daily lives.

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