PPC: Nights not safe for females

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The National, Thursday October 10th, 2013


FEMALES should stay in their homes at night and not wander around, says a policeman. 

Morobe provincial police commander Supt Leo Lamei made the call following the abduction and rape of a 13-year-old schoolgirl in the Gebensis village in the Wampar LLG last Thursday.

Police reports said the Gebensis Primary School student was walking home at around 2am after watching television at a neighbour’s house when she was abducted at knife-point and raped by a 19-year-old male. 

“He put a knife on her throat, dragged into the bushes, stripped her and penetrated her with his fingers,” Lamei said.

“The suspect is from Wanigela in Tufi, Northern, and was living with his older brother in Gebensis.”

He said the suspect was later arrested by police after he was identified by the victim. 

“These types of crimes are becoming too frequent and I urge parents to look after their children,” Lamei said. 

He urged students not to stay glued on TV screens and remain in the house in the night.