20 May 2013

Bystander at PNG sports tournament shot by intoxicated police

7:28 pm on 20 May 2013

A Papua New Guinea man has been accidentally shot by intoxicated police officers during a sports tournament in Kimbe.

EMTV reports that police opened fire on the crowd at the Muthuvel Cup tournament on Friday night while under the influence of alcohol.

The wounded man, Peter Lilibu has been transferred to a hospital in Port Moresby where he remains in a critical condition.

The West New Britain governor, Sasindran Muthuvel, has condemned the actions of the police and has called on the minister, Nixon Duban, to investigate the incident.

Mr Duban says the law enforcement agencies are very immature in their practices and he has directed the police hierachy to investigate and arrest those involved.