The National, Friday November 1st, 2013
By JEFFREY ELAPA
AN Education Department official and relative of a Grade 11 student who was murdered by one of his colleagues, has assured that peace will prevail but called on parents to be responsible for their children’s discipline.
Wilipe Wingi, the first assistant-secretary teaching and learning with the department and uncle of the late student Joshua Luther, from Pangia, Southern Highlands, said his family would not take the law into their hands.
But he asked the relatives of the suspect, a student at the Sogeri National High School, to help with the repatriation of the body.
“The suspect is in the hands of the state after he was arrested and he can face the full force of the law,” he said.
“We, the Pangians, are law-abiding people and will not take the law into our hands but we ask the relatives of the suspect to come and help us to repatriate the body.”
The incident happened when students brought 12 containers of homebrew and drank in groups, he said.
The deceased and the suspect had a disagreement and the suspect allegedly took out a knife and stabbed him.
The stabbing took place on Saturday at the Hohola 4 area.
The victim was taken to Gerehu Hospital by his peers.