28 Feb 2012

Manhunt underway in PNG following death of a former top policeman

10:20 am on 28 February 2012

A manhunt is underway in the East Sepik Province of Papua New Guinea after the killing of a former top policeman.

The former Provincial Police Commander and Police Station Commander for Wewak, Charles Parinjo, was killed on Saturday night in a suspicious manner around 7 o'clock along the Kaindi road.

Eyewitnesses told NBC news in Wewak that the late Senior Inspector Parinjo was attending to two drunkards, when he was attacked.

The eyewitnesses say he was hit on the head and chest earlier and later left on the road, for a car to run over.

He was later rushed to Boram General Hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The Post Courier reports angry police went on a rampage on Sunday, burning down houses and a club in the area.