MAN SUICIDES AFTER ARGUMENT

"Manus Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector David Yapu said the deceased committed suicide by hanging himself in their house at ward 3 Lorengau town."

A 26 year old married man in Manus hanged himself in the early hours of this morning at his house in Lorengau town.  

The deceased is married with one child from Mbuke Island in Pobuma LLG and employed with PNG Power. Manus Provincial Police Commander Chief Inspector David Yapu said the deceased committed suicide by hanging himself in their house at ward 3 Lorengau town.

The incident occurred at the early hours between 12.30am and 1.30am on Friday. Chief Inspector Yapu said earlier in the night the deceased had an argument with his wife and assaulted her.

The wife reported the matter to Police and was referred to the hospital for medical treatment and returned back home.

“The wife this morning woke up and saw her husband hanging outside the living room and alerted her in-laws, “PPC Yapu said.  

The body of the deceased was taken to Lorengau General Hospital and placed in morgue for Post Mortem. PPC Yapu said CID members are now investigating the matter.  

By Tom KILAVI
June 7, 2019