Woman stabbed to death after refusing to marry

National, Normal

The National, Wednesday 17th April 2013

 POLICE are looking for a man who stabbed a woman to death after she refused to marry him.

The incident happened at Kumbuhun village, West Yangoru district in East Sepik.

Provincial police commander Chief Supt Joe Poma said the girl was confronted by the man as she was taking a bush track from Bukinara to her village last Wednesday.

Police said the man followed and asked her if she could marry him. Poma said she refused and tried to fend off the man with a knife. He however overpowered her and stabbed her on the neck.

Yangoru police took her body to the Wewak hospital.

Poma said they knew the identity of the man and have urged members of the public to help them arrest him.

Meanwhile, rural police station commander, Insp James Baugen has called on people in Yangoru-Saussia to assist police in controlling youths on the highway.

It follows the repeated attacks on motorists on the Sepik Highway.

He condemned the youths who make quick money by filling potholes with soil and charging fees on drivers and passengers.