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Lae Police Wait for Autopsy Report

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The Lae Police are waiting for the full autopsy report from the doctor who conducted the post-mortem of a 14-year-old boy who was hit and killed by a car on New Year’s night.

Police will compile a detailed investigation with the autopsy report before charges are laid. There has been strong public outcry after the driver was let loose.

Metropolitan Commander, Iven Lakatani says the post-mortem is a vital part of the whole investigation and the police are making sure that the doctor does the report without pressure.

Iven Lakatani says no arrests will be made until full investigations are carried out and the driver, a political executive, charged.

But the boy’s father, Joe Raka, told EMTV on Tuesday at the post-mortem that he also wants justice. He says that the driver was allegedly drunk and had caused the death of his son.

“What about my human rights, what about the aggrieved like me,” he said.

This case has received wide attention in the Lae Community. The driver of the vehicle, a local businessman and political executive still has not been arrested or charged.

Fourteen year old Amos Raka was hit by a vehicle, driven by the prominent businessman and political executive, while out around 4.30 a.m. to welcome in the New Year with a friend; another boy who is still in hospital from the same accident.

The boy’s father spoke earlier of certain Police officer’s reluctance to carry out investigation procedures, asking for K150 before he could take pictures at the scene of the incident. The same officer did not have a tape measure on Sunday, delaying investigations yet again.

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