The police in Papua New Guinea are appealing for help in its investigation into a hit-and-run incident near the capital Port Moresby which claimed the life of a woman in her late 60s.
Earlier reports said the woman, a street vendor, had been fleeing police when she ran onto a main road and was struck by an oncoming vehicle.
However, one witness said the woman had been fleeing from betel nut rangers when she was struck down by an on-coming vehicle, thought to be a police car.
The National Capital District police commander, Andy Bawa, says he has gone on local media to appeal for people to come forward with any information.
"There are so many people who were at the scene but people are a little bit reluctant to come forward with the information so I am continuing my attempt to the community that we can not allow someone to be run over by a vehicle."
The National Capital District police commander, Andy Bawa.
The incident has drawn widespread criticism with many PNG blog sites posting a picture of the dead woman and a child weeping over her body.