23 Nov 2010

PNG police say 17 year-old youth gang raped by a group of women

10:53 am on 23 November 2010

Police in Papua New Guinea say a 17-year-old youth has been gang raped by 10 knife wielding women.

The Southern Highlands Province police commander, Teddy Tei, says the gang of women attacked the schoolboy just outside the provincial centre of Mendi on Friday.

He says it's a serious matter with more than 10 women armed with kitchen knives attacking the youth, and four women had sexual intercourse with him.

Mr Tei says he fears the women may have infected the young man with HIV/AIDs.

He says police are investigating but it is not clear what prompted the attack.