Friday, July 08, 2011

Woman dies in Origin violence

Suspect implicated in another 'kill' case




A MAN allegedly killed a woman at a remote highlands village after an argument over the result of the State of Origin rugby league clash on Wednesday night, police said, The National reports.

Acting Chimbu provincial police commander Insp Mazuc Rubiang yesterday said the man was also wanted by police for questioning over an earlier homicide case where one of his brothers had died.

Rubiang said the suspect had been on the run from police since the death of his brother.

The dead woman had been identified as Dema Numabo, 22, from the Salt-Nomane area in Karimui-Nomane district, Chimbu.

Her body was discovered by villagers early yesterday morning.

Rubiang said residents of the Hidden Valley settlement and those living near the National Broadcasting Corporation were shocked when the naked body of the woman was found in the backyard garden of one of the villagers.

Rubiang said the woman sustained multiple stab wounds on her body.

He was at the murder scene yesterday morning with his officers to start their investigations and take the body to the Kundiawa General Hospital.

Eyewitnesses told police that the woman had an argument with the man, who is believed to be from the Dom area in the Gumine district, over the result of the State of Origin match.

The match was won by the Queensland Maroons 34-24.

"The suspect (name supplied) committed the offence while on the run for another alleged murder case.

"He is now the main suspect in the two murder cases," Rubiang said.

He said other major settlements in Kundiawa town including G Block, Hap Wara, Sikrap, Yuai, Pepek Wara and End of the World were relatively quiet on Origin Games' night.

"This is what happens when people with sick minds come to live among law-abiding citizens," he said.

"I strongly appeal for public cooperation in the arrest of the man."

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