Australian murdered, girlfriend raped in Papua New Guinea

Date

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."

Share

Comments

Be the first to comment.

Make a comment

You are logged in as [Logout]

All information entered below may be published.

Error: Please enter your screen name.

Error: Your Screen Name must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Your Location must be less than 255 characters.

Error: Please enter your comment.

Error: Your Message must be less than 300 words.

Post to

You need to have read and accepted the Conditions of Use.

Thank you

Your comment has been submitted for approval.

Comments are moderated and are generally published if they are on-topic and not abusive.

On Air Now

On Air Next

Hear Nick McCallum from 8.30-midday this summer.

Nick McCallum

8:30am - 12pm