Man guns down wife and parents and stabs child
By ANGELINE KARIUS
A MAN allegedly killed four members of his family in Port Moresby last weekend after learning that his wife was having an affair, The National reports.
Police said the mine worker, who was on his field break and whom they did not name, shot dead his Morobean wife and his parents and then slashed his child to death.
The killings took place in broad daylight at Waigani Heights.
Police said the husband, from Sepik, was allegedly high on drugs when he committed the offence.
They added that the killings had been reported to the homicide unit at Boroko police station which was investigating.
Police said the accused shot both his parents at point blank and then his wife during an argument when his parents tried to intervene.
He later tried to shoot his child but failed after he ran out of ammunition, so he slashed the child with a bush knife, killing him on the spot.
Police said the accused then tried to kill himself but his neighbours rushed into his home and restrained him.
Police had not released further details about the man or his background but he is understood to be in police custody pending investigations.
Meanwhile, NCD metropolitan commanderd Supt Joseph Tondop confirmed another wilful murder which occurred at North Waigani last Saturday.
Nixon Naregre, 23, from Koibuka village, Mul Baiyer, Western Highlands, was shot at close range at the back of his head killing him instantly.
Police reported that Naregre was sitting at his mini market stall around 7pm when two suspects approached from behind.
According to reports, the suspects asked the deceased if he was Nixon and when he said yes, one of them took out a .38 revolver and shot him.
Naregre worked as a security guard at Penthouse night club in the Gordon area.
Police attended the scene of the crime and investigations have begun into the matter.