Australian murdered, girlfriend raped in Papua New Guinea

Police are hunting a mob who killed an Australian man and gang-raped his girlfriend in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands.

The 62-year-old man, believed to be from Melbourne, died instantly after being shot at point blank range.

The couple were at a coffee plantation on the outskirts of Mt Hagen.

The man's girlfriend, understood to be from the Philippines, is in hospital.

Highlands Divisional commander Teddy Tei is horrified.

"The motive of the killing of this innocent Australian is not known at this moment as well as the identity of the killers," Tei said.

"I condemn the actions of these animals," Mr Tei said.

"This is inhumane.

"We are investigating this very serious incident which is likely to have severe ramifications on the country's image."



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