Police probe killing on island

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The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013

 POLICE on Buka are investigating the killing of a man on the island last weekend.

Police station commander Chief Sgt Alex Gunan said the man was killed after an argument with another man.

“The two are married to two sisters and they had an argument which got out of hand,” he said.

“One took out a bush knife and injured the other on the shoulder.The man died later.”

Gunan said the suspect surrendered to police. He will most likely be charged with murder.

Buka police have arrested a school teacher after a complaint that he had sexually assaulted a student.

“The victim’s parents lodged the complaint alleging that the teacher had sexually assaulted the student.

“Police have arrested the teacher and are investigating the complaint.”

Last Saturday, 25 people were rescued off the northern tip of Buka Island after the boat they were travelling in had engine failure.

“The people were returning from the Grade 10 graduation on Nissan Island when their boat engine failed and they eventually drifted out to sea,” he said.

“Luckily they had mobile phone coverage and managed to call police who were dispatched to them. They were rescued four hours later at 2.30 am at sea and brought back to Buka Island.”