The National, Thursday October 31st, 2013
By BENNY GETENG
POLICE have warned students who have completed their annual national examinations to refrain from having drinking parties.
This follows the alleged rape of a Grade 12 student who joined her class mates in binge drinking after their exams and graduation last Friday in Port Moresby. Central provincial police commander Insp Laimo Asi said police officers later took the girl to the Port Moresby General Hospital where she was recovering.
Asi urged Grade 10 and 12 students who had completed their exams to refrain from such behaviour and look after their welfare and safety.
“This is not the end (of studies) for the students,” he said.
“They should refrain from activities that might endanger their safety. They must look forward to another chapter of their lives after this.”
He said the incident took place at the Iarowari rugby ground outside Port Moresby between 9pm and 11pm on Saturday. Police said she had joined by five of her male school mates during a drinking binge.
“She was in the company of five male mates when the incident occurred. They were all heavily intoxicated,”Asi said.
“When she was rescued by police and taken to the hospital, she could not properly identify (who assaulted her).”
Police are looking for the school mates with her on that day to be questioned over the assault on her.
“The suspects will be arrested as soon as police establish leads to them,” he said.