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Brother chop off his elder brothers neck following argument

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A younger brother chopped off his  elder brother’s neck after an argument over a family tree he wanted to build his house.

Police say today the 35-year-old male suspect cut off his elder brother’s neck with a bush knife at Hao village in Makira-Ulawa province on 10 April.

Police in Kirakira have formally arrested the suspect, dealt with and remanded him at Kirakira Correctional centre while investigation continues.

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It was alleged that the suspect had an argument with his 40-year-old elder brother over a ngali nut tree which he wanted to mill for timber for his house but the deceased did not allow it.

Deputy Commissioner (DC) Ms. Juanita Matanga said at the heat of the argument, the suspect took the deceased’s bush knife and cut him twice.

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Matanga said the first cut landed at the back shoulder of the victim while the second cut on the deceased’s neck. The deceased fell on the ground and died instantly.

She said the suspect carried the deceased close to his house, left him there and quickly escaped to Kirakira police station for his safety.

She said the matter has been reported to Kirakira police station and they had attended to and conducted an initial investigation. Autopsy has been conducted to form part of police investigation.

“I appeal to the relatives to remain calm as the matter with the police for thorough investigation. I appeal to anyone who might have information about the matter to assist the police with investigation,” said DC Matanga.

Kirakira police can be contacted on phone 50266 and 50299 or police free toll line 999

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